Man Wanted in Game Room Robbery Arrested

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Surveillance images taken of the suspect were posted on social media, leading to Joseph Mendiola’s arrest.

Guam – A man who was wanted for robbing a game room at gun point about a week ago is now behind bars, thanks to the quick action of social media.

 

Joseph John Cruz Mendiola was arrested after a wanted poster was issued by police. The owner of the Game Time game room also posted images of the suspect taken from surveillance footage onto Facebook.

Police say the 40-year-old Mendiola entered the game room on April 10, approached the cashier, pointed a black pistol at him and demanded money.

A magistrate report states that Mendiola then ordered the cashier to get down on the floor. Mendiola took off with about $1,500, according to police.

When Mendiola was first interviewed, he admitted to being the individual seen in the surveillance footage, but denied committing the robbery.

Police say Mendiola eventually confessed to robbing the game room.

He was charged second degree robbery as a second degree felony and assault as a misdemeanor.