Guam Adventures and Guam Raceway Park hit by thieves

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Guam – The hunt for suspects is on, as thieves in the night made off with approximately $24,000.00 worth of items at the Guam Raceway Park and Guam Adventures property in Yigo over the weekend.

“It seemed well planned. Based on the surveillance footage it showed perpetrators breaking into storage containers for Guam Adventures at 3:04 am on Saturday the 24th,” shared Guam Racing Federation board member Tom Akigami.

Akigami believes the burglary was carried out by a team of individuals, based on the number of items stolen and their overall heft.

That Saturday morning the flicker of flashlights could be seen on camera towards the side entrance of the Yigo’s raceway. Apparently the suspects had cut the lock to the main gate to gain access.

Akigami says he found out about the burglary from park tenant Guam Adventures, and that when he went there around ten in the morning on Saturday, two things stood out, “first that power line was cut down or on the ground, and as I approached a storage container, I noticed it was ajar and that’s when I took a look at it and saw it was broken into — the three locks securing the container were cut.”

Six storage containers were reportedly broken into and the thieves allegedly made off with approximately $24,000.00 worth of items. Supplies and obstacles for an upcoming kids event were stolen from Guam Raceway, as well as a tractor mower battery and charger, plus 10 heavy duty canopy sets.

Meanwhile, a blue Polaris 570 two-seater UTV, a green Polaris Ranger 6-seater UTV, and 10 go cart tires were stolen from Guam Adventures.

According to Akigami, the burglary was reported to GPD, which has already identified a few persons of interest.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.