Police seek suspects in Crown Bakery armed robbery


Guam – Police are searching for an armed robbery suspect and his get away driver who remain at large following a hit on Crown Bakery in Barrigada.

At around 10:30 this morning, a man armed with a hammer approached a Crown Bakery employee in the parking lot and demanded that he fork over money. According to Police Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, fearful for his safety, the employee complied and handed the male suspect an undisclosed amount of cash.

The male suspect was seen running toward a waiting vehicle, cash in hand.

Shaken by the ordeal, the Crown Bakery employee was unable to comment.

Meanwhile, a surveillance camera captured the suspect’s vehicle, described as a light blue Toyota coupe. The suspect vehicle was seen fleeing towards the rear side of the bakery.

Tapao says the male suspect is described as possibly Chamorro, having a full beard, and was last seen wearing a red long sleeved shirt.

The Guam Police Department is reaching out to the community for help in solving this robbery. Investigators are asking anyone who witnessed this robbery to call GPD at 472-8911, or send an anonymous tip to guam.crimestoppersweb.com

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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.