The CNMI police is looking for a man who attempted to kidnap a young girl from a private residence in Dandan, Saipan on Sunday, Jan. 12.
The CNMI Department of Public Safety received a 911 call at around 5:54 p.m. Police were immediately dispatched to the residence to meet with the young girl’s mother, who placed the 911 call.
The young girl told police that she was washing her hands at an outdoor spigot when an unfamiliar, silver-colored sedan pulled into their property.
The man in the sedan began calling the young girl to walk towards him. The young girl ran inside the home as soon as the man attempted to step out of the vehicle.
Police are also looking into another attempted kidnapping incident reported on Friday, Jan. 10, near a student bus stop in Dandan.
Saipan police 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.
This is an ongoing case. If you or someone you know are victims of a similar incident, please don’t hesitate and call 911 to report it. If you have any information on the individual(s)/or the silver-colored sedan, and would like to remain anonymous please call the CNMI Crime Stoppers hotline at 234-7272.
The 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.