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Tip leads to arrest of fifth robbery suspect

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - An anonymous tip from a resident helped police locate the fifth and last suspect in a string of robberies.  Joshua Palacios was arrested at a Dededo home on Sunday morning and confessed to his involvement in four armed robberies that occurred in the Tumon-Tamuning area in the last few months.  The Tumon-Tamuning Precinct's Safety and Security Network had been investigating robberies that occurred at two gamerooms, a mom-and-pop store and golden motel.  Acting district one police commander Lieutenant Ron Taitano says the arrests were a result of a major break in the case.

"Initially when we investigated these robberies, we didn't have much to go on, however, a couple of days ago we received new information on the robberies that identified suspects. This information proved very fruitful, we started identifying suspects," Taitano told KUAM News.

Police arrested Palacios, Ervin Otokitchy, Rit Eiren, David Andon and Kendal McKinney on numerous charges including robbery, conspiracy, possession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony and theft by receiving stolen property.

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