Man arrested in cell phone robbery in Jonestown


Guam – An investigation into a robbery on Vivian Street in Jonestown, Tamuning led authorities to a home they had encountered the suspect prior to the robbery.

“Responding officers met with the victim who indicated that while waking on Vivian Way in Jonestown, he was approached by an unknown man who was holding a knife.  The unknown man then punched the victim on the face, causing the victim to drop his cell phone, which the male subject picked up and walked away, Guam Police Department Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao continued, as the information of the suspect was being aired, additional officers responding to scene, recalled a male individual fitting the description due to an earlier call on Vivian Way.”

When authorities arrived at the home they questioned Antanaciao Sablan Cepeda who is identified as the suspect, police say that he became combative and began attacking two uniformed officers.

After detaining Cepeda, the victim in the robbery was brought to the location and positively identified him as the individual who attacked him and stole his phone.

Officers then arrested Atanaciao Sablan Cepeda//25-year-old//male//Chamorro from Tamuning for Robbery; Terrorizing; Assault; The Use of a Deadly Weapon in Commission of Felony; Assault on a Police Officer; Resisting Arrest and Disorderly Conduct.  He was booked and confined.  This case has been forwarded to the Office of the Attorney General where he was booked and confined.
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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.