Brazen purse snatching incident goes viral


A purse snatching incident in broad daylight was caught on camera yesterday and has gone viral on social media as police track down the suspects.

In the video, a man and woman are seen loading groceries into a red sedan. A white car then pulls up beside them.

A male individual then exits the vehicle and goes toward the store’s entrance before turning around and snatching the purse from the shopping cart.

The woman tries to chase him, but the suspect drives away.

Port Authority General Manager Rory Respicio says that the incident is being investigated by Port Police and the Guam Police Department.

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“I can confirm that the Port Police responded to the incident at Day by Day in Piti and the incident occurred between 7 am and 8 am. The port police took the incident report and we’re working with the Guam Police Department in the investigation,” Respicio said.

Authorities are asking anyone with information about the case to contact Guam Crime Stoppers at 477-4357.


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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.