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4 minors taken-in for Dededo burglaries

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - Vendors at the Sateena Mall in Dededo are feeling a bit more at ease tonight, this after an off-duty officer spotted something suspicious and called it in, hopefully putting an end to a string of burglaries in the area.

Pravesh Mirpuri's family owns the Mic Mac Store at the Sateena Mall in Dededo. They've been hit by thieves, not once, twice or three times, as Mirpuri said, "This is the fourth break-in; our neighbor was broken into twice. It's definitely very traumatizing."

This morning though, instead of having to call the police to make another report, GPD called them. "At about five o'clock this morning we received a call from our precinct commander," detailed Officer Henry Flores. 

The precinct commander evidently was on his way to a nearby gym when he noticed some suspicious activity, as Flores said, "Lieutenant Mark Torre apprehended two individuals or minors ranging from the ages 14 and 16 with some of the property belonging to the said establishment."

Stolen shirts, hats and clothes were recovered, and through interviews an additional two minors were located, and according to Officer Flores they confessed to this morning's break-in and slew of other burglaries in the area. "Total cases identified was [sic] 12 cases the cases are still ongoing reason being there are still several suspects that have yet to be located," he said.

Although more arrests are pending and the stolen merchandise recovered. For now, Mirpuri and his family feel a lot more at ease thanks to the Guam Police Department. "Hopefully, we can get on with our lives and live without fear...they definitely caught these guys and hopefully puts an end to this," he said.

The four minors were taken to the Department of Youth Affairs.

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