4 arrested in series of Tumon robberies

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Guam – The arrest of two men allegedly involved in twin robberies in Tumon last week led police to the direction of two other suspected accomplices, including a 15-year-old.

Police said three male tourists reported being robbed by two unknown men. The victims were able to provide police with the suspects’ descriptions.

After a check of the surrounding areas,  two men matching the descriptions were found within the parking lot of Fiesta Resort.

Police said questioning of the suspects revealed  that they were responsible for two other robbery complaints, which occurred on March 6 near the Holiday Resort and March 10 near the Pacific Island Club.

Police also learned that two additional suspects were involved in the robberies.

Guam Police Department Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao said that officers were able to locate the remaining two individuals identified and arrested the following:

  • Shawn Michael Quichocho, 18, from Mangilao. Quichocho was arrested for second degree robbery, conspiracy, guilt established by complicity, criminal facilitation, jurisdiction over an adult and theft of property.
  • David Jesus Quichocho, 19,  from Mangilao. Quichocho was arrested for conspiracy, criminal facilitation, guilt established by complicity and jurisdiction over an adult.
  • Cleo Justine Barcinas Topasna, 20, female, Mangilao. Topasna was arrested for conspiracy, criminal facilitation, guilt established by complicity and jurisdiction over an adult.
  • A 15-year-old male minor was also taken into custody at the Department of Youth Affairs on similar offenses.

They were all booked and confined.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.