GPD Forms Robbery Task Force; 14 Robberies Since April


Guam – The Guam Police Department has put together a Robbery Task Force to deal with the rash of robberies in recent months.

There have been 14 robberies since April. GPD Major Rick Leon Gurrerro says that about 3 or 4 were purse snatchings down in Tumon, the rest were armed robberies which included firearms,  as well as other types of weapons. He could not say how many involved firearms.

The Robbery Task Force consisting of 2 teams. The 1st team will concentrate on investigations and the second team will work on suppression.

GPD  also provides the following advice to victims of a robbery.

Do’s and Don’ts

Try to remain calm
Note all details of the suspect; clothing, shoes, hair, eyes, weight, tattoos, scars, and so on.
Direction of flight; foot or vehicle

Do not:
Fight with the suspect
Chase after the suspect

List of 14 Robberies Since April:

4/17/11 Sunday     5:37am  Along Rt14, Tumon
4/19/11 Tuesday    8:19pm  Rt 14 Pale San Vitores Rd, Tumon
4/19/11 Tuesday    9:05pm  Rt14 by Nippon Rent a Car, Tumon
4/20/11 Wednesday  11:06pm American Grocercy, Dededo
4/23/11 Saturday   4:51pm  Winster Gamroom, Harmon
4/27/11 Wednesday  9:15pm  KFC P/Lot, Mangilao
5/04/11 Wednesday  10:55pm Kim’s Apt P/Lot, Tamuning
5/21/11 Saturday   4:24pm  206 San Vicente St, Agat
6/06/11 Monday     11:42am Mar-Ton St, Barrigada    (Arrest made)
6/09/11 Thursday   11:00pm Dededo Retail Store, Dededo
6/10/11 Friday     11:49pm Mermaid Tavern P/Lot, Hagatna
6/12/11 Sunday     5:45am  Ebanezer Store, Yona
6/14/11 Tuesday    8:47am  LG Place, Mongmong
6/15/11 Wednesday  2:55am  High 57, Mongmong

If you have any information regarding these crimes, please contact the Guam Police Department or Guam Crime Stoppers at 477-HELP.