La Familia burglarized again, police searching for masked robber

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La Familia Market in Dededo (PNC file photo)

Guam – The hunt is on for a gunman all clad in back who held several store employees at gunpoint outside La Familia Mart in Dededo.

GPD spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao said the armed robbery occurred at around 11:20 p.m., Saturday. This is the second hit on La Familia Mart in recent months. This time, the incident occurred as store employees were closing up for the night.

The robbery was caught on camera. In the video, the store’s employees are getting ready to leave when a masked person brandishing a handgun approaches them. He then appears to order the employees to drop their bags and to lie face down on the ground.

The masked robber then rummages through the employees’ belongings. In a matter of minutes, the he fled with an unknown amount of cash and was seen running toward the store’s warehouse.

Police have been searching for the suspect since the incident occurred on Saturday.

Authorities are requesting for the community’s assistance in capturing the masked robber. Should anyone have any information, please call GPD dispatchers at 472-8911 or 475-8615-7.

Tapao said, “Information can also be submitted anonymously through the Guam Crime Stoppers 24-hour hotline at 477-HELP or online at guam.crimestoppersweb.com.

All calls will remain completely confidential and a cash reward of up to $1000 could be paid if the information provided leads to an arrest and a grand jury indictment, according to Tapao.


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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.