Guam – Guam Police have arrested 4 teens in connection with a Monday morning car jacking in Dededo.
Guam Public Information Officer A.J. Balajadia reports that as a result of information provided by a concerned citizen, 19 year old David Jr. Taitingfong Pocague of Dededo has been arrested on charges of Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Kidnapping, Felonious Restraint, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Jurisdiction Over and Adult, and Guilt Established by Complicity. He was booked and confined.
Also arrested in connection with the case is 18 year old Justin Ignacio Cruz of Dededo who was charged with Kidnapping, Robbery, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Assault, Felonies Restraint, Guilt Established by Complicity, Criminal Facilitation, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault, Jurisdiction Over and Adult. He has been booked and confined.
A 17 year old minor was also arrested and charged as an adult. he is Jessie Alfonso Nojadera of Dededo. He has been charged with Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, Felonious Restraint, Theft of a Motor Vehicle and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery. He was booked and confined at DYA.
And another 15 year old minor female was arrested for Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Kidnapping, Felonious Restraint, Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Curfew Violation and Beyond Control. Her name has not been released and she is not being charged as an adult. She was confined at DYA as well.
Officer Balajadia reports that an officer from the Dededo Precinct recovered the victims vehicle at 10 am Monday evening. It was parked in the Dollar Housing are of Dededo.
A concerned citizen identified the vehicle and called its location into Police.
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The case was first reported to Police at about 7:40 Monday morning Dededo Precinct officers responded to an injured person call at the Astumbo Fire Department.
When they got there, the injured man told Police that just after 5 am he had been waiting inside his car at the intersection of “Route 3 and the FAA area,” waiting for his mother to return from her morning walk.
The man’s identity has not been released.
The man said that while he was waiting, he was approached by three males and a female. They asked him for a ride to a store located on Ysengsong Road in Dededo. The man agreed to give them a ride.
It’s not clear why a man waiting for his mother would agree to give 4 strangers a ride. Officer Balajadia said “that’s one of the things our agents are looking into.”
However, while in route to the store, the man says his 4 passangers changed their minds and told him to drive to Chalan Palauan in Dededo, rather than to the store on Ysengsong.
When he got to Chalan Palauan he says he was told to stop by a water station. And then, the man says, he was “choked from behind as the other suspects proceeded to beat and punch his face.”
The man says he managed to break free and got out of his car and ran to a friends home nearby. His car was stolen.