Man allegedly robs store after “scouting” it for a day

Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

A man is charged with burglary and trespass after apparently spending the whole day getting into the property of a Dededo business to finish his deed.

Forty-two-year-old Alfred Fred was arrested and faces charges of burglary, theft of property, and criminal trespass.

The T&W Home Improvement building’s owner noticed at around 9:30 a.m. a male individual inside the property through his smartphone-linked security cameras and reported it to the authorities.

According to the magistrate’s complaint, the owner said that through that very security camera, he saw Fred vandalizing the building, knocking down a surveillance camera; and stealing a hand drill, skill saw, and a machete among other items.

GPD officer Jonathan Conner confirmed on location at around 11:45 a.m. that one of the company cars had been broken into as the drivers-side door handle was on the ground alongside a chisel.

The man apparently spent an entire day inside the property or repeatedly tried to trespass it, since at around 7:10 p.m., that same day, the owner saw the burglar again through his phone’s surveillance cameras.

At the time, Fred allegedly tried to get into a Toyota Tacoma that was parked within the compound and when officers arrived he jumped off the hood of the car and attempted to run away.