VIDEO: Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week With Officer Paul Tapao – “June 27th Armed Robbery of the Ara Market.”


Guam – Crime Stoppers Coordinator Officer Paul Tapao is asking for the public’s help in solving the June 27th armed robbery of the Ara Market in Dededo.


If you have any information that may help police solve this crime, please call Guam Crime Stoppers at 477-HELP, text 688-STOP, or visit the Crime Stoppers website at

Guam Crime Stoppers DOES NOT USE CALLER ID and YOU DO NOT HAVE to leave your name.

You can receive a cash reward of up to $1,000.00 for information leading to arrest or conviction for the person/persons responsible for this crime or any other crime.


“The June 27th Armed Robbery of the Ara Market in Dededo”:

On June 27, 2013 at about 8:29 a.m., officers from the Dededo Precinct Command responded to the Ara Market on Wusstig Road, Dededo.

According to the police report:

The stores cash attended was working behind the cash register counter, when a male individual, described as;

-chamorro descent fair complexion short stocky build last seen wearing a black hoodie jacket armed with a revolver type hand gun

Had entered the store, approached the counter and demanded cigarettes.

-The store attended immediately complied in which he handed the arm suspect a pack of cigarette, in where a struggle then ensued between the store attendant and the armed suspect.

-During the course of the struggle, the armed suspect then struck the store attendant three (3) times on the head with the butt of the hand gun causing the store attendant to collapse.

-The store attendant was able to regain his composure, in which the store attendant noted the arm suspect had fled on foot towards Route 1 Marine Corps Drive, Dededo.

Guam Crime Stoppers needs your help relative to this robbery complaint.  If anyone has any information relative to this complaint, please call guam crime stoppers at 477-help or text, 688-stop.  you can also visit our web page at

Guam Crime Stoppers does not use caller id and you do not have to leave your name.  

You can receive a cash reward if the information provided leads to an arrest or conviction for this crime, or any other crime.