Two arrested in Micronesia mall strong arm robbery


Two individuals, who are barely adults were arrested for a strong armed robbery which occurred on December 23, 2017.

Guam – Two suspects were arrested over the weekend for their alleged involvement in a strong arm robbery which occurred at the Micronesian Mall.

Acting on information received from the community, police located 18-year-old Kelly Hutch Apenis. According to police, Apenis was identified as the individual who allegedly tried to make off with a woman’s purse in the parking lot of the Micronesian Mall on December 23rd. The second suspect according to GPD Acting Spokesperson Officer Paul Tapao was identified as 19 year old Kaylina Nicole Depamaylo. She was allegedly with Apenis prior to the robbery.

According to a post on social media the robbery was foiled by a man who jumped to the rescue, pursuing the suspect and tackling him to the ground. The suspect was allegedly able to get away, but the stolen belongings were returned to the victim.

Apenis was arrested for 3rd degree robbery, theft of property and conspiracy. He was booked and confined.

Depamaylo was arrested for hindering apprehension. She was booked and released.

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.