Man who robbed girlfriend: she owed me money

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The suspect was apprehended at a scheduled meeting with the victim, which authorities allege was arranged when a complaint was being filed.

Guam – According to court documents the victim was physically assaulted by her boyfriend Joel Garrido. The victim told police that she was driving when she noticed that Garrido was following her with his vehicle.

Efforts to evade Garrido were futile, leading to both the victim and Garrido coming to a stop at a parking lot. Court documents state Garrido sideswiped the victim’s vehicle with his before he blocked her from moving and approached her. Allegedly, Garrido then demanded she open her car door.  Upon doing so court documents say he struck the victim stating, “If I punch you I’m gonna kill you.” Garrido then took the victim’s purse and fled.

Court documents further allege as the victim was filing a report with authorities, Garrido called her cellphone and agreed to meet at Kmart. Police apprehended Garrido at that scheduled meet. Upon his arrest, police say Garrido told them the victim owed him money and he wanted payment.

He is charged with Robbery and terrorizing with a special allegation of use of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.

Garrido 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.