Police search for Brian Cruz who is identified as the suspect in a kidnapping


Guam – Authorities are allegedly looking the man pictured above in connection with the brutal beating and kidnapping of a woman yesterday.

Police identified the kidnapper as Brian Kevin Cruz and according to PNC files he has a record. Cruz was arrested in 2013 in connection with a purse snatching. He was charged with Robbery; Conspiracy; Criminal Facilitation; Family Violence and Child Abuse.

Police spokesman Sgt Paul Tapao states that as of 3:00 pm, the victim identified as Piatra Tuncap was located by family members in Chalan Pago and is currently being assessed at GMH at this time.

Tuncap was allegedly kidnapped by Cruz, and the incident was caught on surveillance footage yesterday at 5:15 in the afternoon.

The video depicts Cruz forcing Tuncap into a white nissan sentra before driving off. Sources confrim that the vehicle was found at Tagachang beach abandoned and burned.

Sources close to her also confirm that she was badly beaten while she was held against her will her condition is unknown at this time.

Tapao states that this case is ongoing as detectives have yet to conduct an interview with the victim and are working closely with patrol officers in locating Brian Cruz.

The same source further indicates that Cruz is armed and dangerous. If you see him do not approach him instead notify police immediately.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Brian Cruz, you are encouraged to call GPD dispatch at 472-8911//475-8615-7

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.