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Police make robbery arrests; look for another suspect

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WANTED: Joshua A.R. Palacios WANTED: Joshua A.R. Palacios

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The Guam Police's Tumon-Tamuning Precinct's Safety and Security Network Unit has found the individuals they believe are responsible for a rash of robberies have occurred in the last few months.  Four people have been arrested in connection with robberies at Tai Shi Gameroom in Harmon on August 15, Winner Gameroom in Tumon on October 10, H.A. Mart in Harmon on October 11, and Golden Motel in Tamuning a day later.  Precinct commander Lieutenant Ron Taitano says officers got a huge break in the case a few days ago when they obtained information about a possible suspect.  

Taitano says four people were brought in and subsequently confessed to their involvement in the rash of robberies.  Police arrested:
  • 31-year-old, Ervin Nekeo Otokichy, a Male, Chuukese, from Dededo. He was arrested for 4 Counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, 4 Counts of Robbery, 4 Counts Possession and Use of a Deadly Weapon in the Commission of a Felony, 4 Counts of Possession of a Firearm Without a Firearm Identification, 4 Counts of Possession of a Firearm without a Firearm Registration. 
  • 31-year-old, Rit Eiren, Male, Chuukese, from Dededo. He was arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Robbery.
  • 28-year-old, David Andon, Male, Chuukese, from Dededo. He was arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Roberry.
  • 23-year-old, Kendal Norris McKinney, Male, Caucasian (homeless). He was arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Robbery, Theft by Receiving Stolen Property and Robbery.

In the meantime, police are seeking the public's help in locating a man they believe is linked to the armed robberies.  The public is asked to report any information they have about 30-year-old Joshua A.R. Palacios.  He stands 5'9" and weighs 160 pounds.  A search warrant was executed at 178 East Monica Avenue on Friday where authorities found unexpended ammunition.  They warn that Palacios is armed and dangerous.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tumon-Tamuning Precinct at 649-6330 or Guam Crimestoppers at 477-HELP (4357).
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