Northern Mariana Islands: Thief imprisoned for robbing Japanese tourist in Saipan

Posted on April 11, 2013 • Filed under: Asia Pacific, Tourist Robbed

As covered by, “A man who was caught on surveillance camera stealing 80,000 Japanese yen or approximately $900 from the pouch of a tourist was slapped with a five-month prison term. Mark Escobar, 31, pleaded guilty to theft on Wednesday as part of a plea deal and was slapped with a five-year sentence, all suspended except for five months, to be served without parole…According to a plea agreement, Escobar stole 80,000 Japanese yen from Hayato Kimura’s wallet at the VIP Lounge of the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport on Dec. 26, 2012. Escobar was an employee of the VIP Lounge at the time.” Read Article

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