Theft of goods at Dandan store

Posted on Jul 04 2019

This photo is a frame grab provided by the Department of Public Safety and purports to be taken from the surveillance footage of the New Family Discount Market in Dandan last May 22. (Contributed Photo)

The CNMI Department of Public Safety dispatched officers to the New Family Discount Market in Dandan last May 22, at about 12:07pm, after receiving a 911 call about a theft incident.

Editor’s note: The DPS report states that the incident happened back on May 22, 2019. The report was released yesterday, July 3, 2019.

Officers arrived at the scene at approximately 12:24pm, and met with the cashier who claimed to be the caller. The cashier stated that she was handling the cash register around 11:38am when she noticed a man—wearing a red T-shirt, a pair of dark-colored short pants, a pair of dark-colored shoes, and a black waist pouch—walk into the store and walk through the aisles in the store before walking out.

Upon reviewing the store’s surveillance footage, she noticed that the individual appear to have stuffed an item from the canned goods aisle into his waist pouch. That was when she called 911 to report the matter. When officers arrived, the cashier showed the video footage to the officers. When the officer asked if she could save a copy of the footage for evidence, the cashier told the officer that she will have someone copy the footage and give DPS for evidence.

Officers also learned from the cashier that this was not the first time this individual walked through the stores aisles before walking out.

The Department of Public Safety is seeking the public help in identifying the individual in the photo. If you have any information related to the theft reported at New Family Discount Market, call 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, call the CNMI Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272. (PR)

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