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Hot pursuit leads to arrest of robbery suspect

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Eric Jay Meno Eric Jay Meno

by Jolene Toves

Guam - 36-year-old Eric J. Meno wasn't on the run for long after robbing and assaulting a Japanese tourist on Tuesday evening in Agat.  Police spotted the stolen vehicle and Meno led police on a hot pursuit through the south that ended in Merizo with a chase on foot. 

Criminal Investigation Section Lieutenant Ron Taitano told KUAM News, "During the robbery vehicle description was provided which was a silver Toyota Corolla early this morning the patrol officer spotted that vehicle on Route 2 in Agat traveling towards Santa Rita and attempted to do a traffic stop with the suspect vehicle however was unsuccessful when the suspect fled."

Meno was apprehended and found in possession of personal items that were stolen from the tourist. As we reported Meno had asked the tourist to give him a ride and then punched the victim and stole his car.

Meno is charged with robbery, theft of a motor vehicle, eluding police, reckless driving and resisting arrest.

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