CNMI police search for man in attempted kidnapping

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Police in Saipan are looking for a man who attempted to entice a young girl into his car near a school bus stop in Dan Dan Friday morning.

According to a release from the CNMI Department of Public Safety, a local resident called 911 about 6 p.m. Friday to report “an unusual incident” that occurred that morning.

Police met with the caller who said while they were waiting at the bus stop they saw a gray-colored sedan pull up near the bus stop and park along the shoulder of the road.

A man inside the sedan rolled the passenger-side window down slightly, and asked a female juvenile to follow him “to Garapan and Dan Dan.”

The witness described the man as having dark hair. And they said he spoke good English. The windows on the sedan had dark tint with scratches on the side.

Saipan police are asking the public to be on the lookout for the vehicle and the man who was driving it. They are reminding parents to speak with their children about the dangers posed by strangers asking unusual questions, especially when there are no familiar adults around.

If you have any information on the grey sedan, or the man inside it, you are urged to call 911. Or you can remain anonymous by calling the CNMI Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272.

Luhk Sisters

The Friday incident reminded many of the still unsolved disappearance of Faloma and Maleina Luhk who were last seen waiting for their school bus on As Teo Drive in Saipan on the morning of May 25, 2011. Faloma was 10 and Maleina was 9 at the time.

Last May, on the 8th anniversary of their disappearance the FBI issued a news release offering a $25,000 reward for any information that would lead authorities to a resolution of the case.

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