On Thursday, June 18, 2020, at about 1:31pm, the CNMI Department of Public Safety received a 911 call reporting a theft incident at a private home on Navy Hill, Saipan.
According to a DPS statement about the incident, the police officers who were dispatched to the scene met with the caller who stated that an individual walked around the victim’s residence and climbed on the roof of the victim’s home to pick mangoes from a tree. The suspect then put the fruits in his vehicle before returning to the property and looking around the victim’s boat. The suspect then climbed onto the boat and removed a Penn International 120 electric reel and placed it in his vehicle before leaving with a female passenger. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a black Mazda3 sedan.
It was not clarified in the police statement how the victim knew what the thief did.
DPS would like to remind the public to be diligent when purchasing fishing and/or boating equipment from unknown individuals, or online. If you or someone you know has been approached recently by any individual offering to sell you a Penn International 120 electric reel, we encourage you to call 911 immediately, or if you wish to remain anonymous you may call the CNMI Crime Stoppers Hotline at 234-7272. Crime Stoppers pays up to $1,000 for any information leading to an arrest. (PR)