Payless robbery arrest leads to four other arrests

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Guam – Police officers were able to track down the man allegedly responsible for snatching a woman’s purse at Payless Supermarket in Dededo, his arrest subsequently resulted in the arrest of four other individuals implicated in other theft related crimes.

A total of five individuals were arrested on charges of robbery, home invasion, burglary and theft to a motor vehicle. The arrests were made after police tracked down an alleged purse snatcher identified as Franklin Peter Mendiola Aldan to his Yigo home were a search warrant was executed.

According to GPD Spokesperson Sgt Paul Tapao was found operating a stolen Honda Civic with two other individuals identified as Clarence Glen Aldan and Doris Deleon Guerrero.

The three were taken in for questioning at which time detectives discovered that Franklin and Clarence were not only involved in the Payless purse snatching but were also allegedly involved in several other robberies to include the Tamuning game room robbery.

Tapao says that the Aldans gave up their accomplices, identifying Peter Cabrera Pangelinan and Eddie John Cruz III.

The five were implicated in the following crimes:

Franklin Aldan: March 26th theft of a motor vehicle in Dededo, February 11th Verona Resort robbery, February 2nd Alupang Sunset Robbery, January 7th Burglary, home invasion and theft of property in Dededo, and the Payless purse snatching robbery.

Clarence Aldan: Theft of a motor vehicle on March 6th and 25th, Payless purse snatching robbery, January 24th Oh Maganda Lounge Robbery, Attempted Robbery of the 24-hour Game Time game room in Tamuning.

Doris Guerrero: theft of a motor vehicle on March 25th.

Joseph Panglinan: 24-hour Game Time robbery.

Eddie Cruz: 24-hour Game Time robbery.

All have been booked and confined.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.