Man attempts to rob woman as she gets into her car


The victim provided a description of her attacker which police used as they canvassed the area before apprehending the suspect.

Guam – Police apprehended a man identified as Tanny Fred for robbing a woman at the I&E apartments in Mangilao.

According to Guam Police Department Spokesperson Officer AJ Balajadia, the victim reported to police on Thursday that as she was attempting to get into her vehicle in the parking lot of her apartment complex, a male individual approached her from behind, held her at knife point with a kitchen knife, demanded money and threatened to kill her.

The startled victim held on her horn alarming other tenants as well as the suspect, Balajadia said. Fred then allegedly slammed the victims head on the steering wheel before fleeing on foot without any money.

The victim was able to provide a description of Fred which Hagatna Police Officers and Criminal Investigation Division detectives utilized as they canvassed the area for the suspect. They located Fred less than half a mile away from the scene. Balajadia says the victim positively identified the suspect.

Fred was charged with robbery, terrorizing, assault and possession of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.  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.