Guam – The victim of an alleged armed robbery last Friday was able to disarm the suspect after his handgun jammed, according to Guam Police.
A release from GPD Spokesman A.J. Balajadia states that it happened about 4:45 am last Friday morning.
The victim, was standing at the Navy Federal Credit Union ATM machine at Century Plaza when he was approached by a unknown male individual who was brandishing a black handgun.
The victim told police that the suspect threatened to pull the trigger if he didn’t give him money. However, according tot he release, the suspect’s gun jammed as the suspect pulled the trigger, and the victim then grabbed the gun. The struggle carried on out into the parking lot where the victim was able to disarm the suspect who then fled the scene in a Maroon colored sedan.
A description of the vehicle and its license plate was given to officers on patrol. At around 10:50 am, Officer Morgan Reyes noticed the suspect vehicle on JFK Hill and the suspect was taken into custody without major incident.He turned out to be a 17 year old minor who has now been confined to the Department of Youth Affairs.
The weapon was also confiscated and it was later discovered to be a BB gun.
A 17-yrs-old male was confined at the Department of Youth Affairs and charged with, Robbery, Aggravated Assault and Use of a Deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.
The Guam Police Department commends the efforts of the Officers at the Frankie E. Smith Precinct in Tumon who assisted in the arrest.