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Mt. Tapochau residence burglarized, victim assaulted

AN Asian male in his late 40’s called the Department of Public Safety to report that his residence on Mt. Tapochau was burglarized and that he was assaulted by one of the three suspects.

DPS spokesman Dre Pangelinan, in an email, said there was no sign of forced entry. The victim, upon noticing that his laptop was missing, went outside and saw one of the suspects running away. He went after the suspect who picked up a rock and hit the victim to get away, Pangelinan said.

DPS received the call about the incident at 3:27 a.m. on June 23.

At 3:41 a.m., police arrived at the scene and met with an individual who said he was the caller. After noticing that the individual had a bloody nose and swollen eyes, the police officers called the medics.

The victim informed the police that three male individuals came into his residence and took a black Acer laptop and a flat screen television while he was in the bedroom.

The victim said one of the suspects struck him with a rock during a foot chase outside his residence.

Pangelinan said the victim was only able to describe one suspect: he has a dark complexion, skinny build, was wearing a red t-shirt and black long pants.

The victim “was unable to see the other suspects as his eyes were in pain, but he did mention that the individuals drove away in a white colored SUV, which looked like a Kia Soul,” Pangelinan added.

DPS is asking anyone who may have information about this burglary and assault case to call 911.

If you wish to remain anonymous, call the CNMI Crime Stoppers at 234-7272.