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Non-Profit Targeted by Thieves

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - A non-profit organization in Dededo that empowers, encourages and inspires young girls was burglarized. According to Island Girl Power Program Director Juanita Blaz at around 11 o'clock Sunday night their Cyber-Tech alarm system was triggered. It appeared the suspects gained entry through an air conditioning window unit. The suspects made off with several music equipment, an X-BOX 360 video game console and a flat screen computer monitor. Blaz says in the past seven years that Island Girl Power has been located in Dededo this is the first time they've ever been broken into. She is working with the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority as well as the Dededo community to make the area a safer place. She has also asked the Guam Police Department to increase patrols in the area as a result of the high crime rate. Operations at the Island Girl Power clubhouse will resume as normal on Saturday.

The mission of Island Girl Power Guam is to provide positive alternatives for young ladies and their families, empowering girls 7-14 to succeed with prevention education and positive alternatives, while promoting positive role models that encourage and inspire our community to get involved. The clubhouse in Dededo opened in April 2005.

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