Last night (Tuesday, October 3, 2023) at approximately 10:05 PM, Haverhill Police
reported they had just pursued a white Kia on Route 97 westbound towards Salem. Haverhill Police had stopped the pursuit prior to the New Hampshire state line.
Moments later, Salem, NH, Dispatch began to receive calls for attempted carjackings by a male suspect and female suspect , armed with a rifle, and driving a white car. There were two attempted carjackings on Main Street (Route 97) in Salem, NH, where a rifle was displayed, however, in both cases the victims managed to escape with their vehicles.
A third carjacking attempt was reported at the intersection of Main Street and Geremonty Drive in Salem. In this case, a young woman driving a Toyota Camry on Geremonty Drive was blocked in by a white Kia at the intersection of Main Street. This victim was forced out of her car at gunpoint and her vehicle was stolen. The victim was not injured.
The suspects abandoned a white Kia sedan in the middle of the Main Street intersection. The Kia had the same Massachusetts registration as the vehicle being pursued by Haverhill Police moments earlier.
The vehicle stolen from the young woman is a black 2009 Toyota Camry bearing NH plate 2260113. The vehicle has Central Catholic High School and WPI stickers on the rear windshield.
The investigation by Salem, NH, Police identified the male suspect as NATHAN SABEN, 35, with a last known address of Haverhill, Mass. SABEN is white, 6’1” and approximately 220 pounds, with black hair, hazel eyes, has a neck tattoo on the right side of his neck and on both forearms. (See surveillance image below from Salem, NH, Facebook page)
All the victims gave a similar description of the rifle, describing it as similar to an AR-15 type rifle.
Police in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts are actively searching for the stolen vehicle and SABEN. He should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees the stolen Camry or SABEN or has information regarding his whereabouts should call 911 immediately.
SABEN pictured here: