by Mindy Aguon
Guam - 25-year-old Anthony Leon Guerrero Campos, Jr. is being held on $100,000 cash bail. He was picked up by police on Wednesday in connection with last Friday's armed robbery at Route 8 Mini Mart. According to court documents, the store's surveillance footage shared by KUAM News online helped lead police to Campos, as well as another store patron who witnessed the entire crime.
The magistrate's complaint indicates that a U.S. Marshal recognized the man in the yellow shirt who was hanging around the store talking to the cashier when the robbery occurred. That individual, who is currently behind bars on an outstanding warrant, gave authorities a better description of the armed robber. Another individual told police that after watching the surveillance footage on KUAM.com, he recognized the suspect to be his high school classmate, Anthony Campos, Jr. A search warrant was executed at TAITANO APARTMENTS located in Mongmong on Wednesday by SWAT and CID personnel and Campos was picked up and arrested.
During the course of the investigation, it was revealed that Campos has been arrested and jailed in Saipan for armed robbery. In fact, according to the CNMI court clerk Patrick Diaz, in 2007 Campos was convicted of one count of robbery after threatening a security guard with a crow bar in a poker establishment. Six months later, while on pre-trial release, he robbed a small store using a machete. Campos was sentenced to ten years with all but two years suspended. He was released in October 2009.
In 2011 he was arrested on Guam and charged with drug possession. He went through drug court to resolved the case.
Meanwhile, GPD spokesperson Officer Allan Guzman confirms that Campos was arrested again this morning by police on charges of robbery. Campos was implicated in the Sinajana Payless Supermarket robbery that occurred back on October 1.
As we reported, five workers were leaving the store when they were approached by three men. One of the suspects fired three shots in the air. Police believe Campos was that individual. He was arrested and charged with three counts of robbery, reckless conduct, unlawful discharge of a firearm, terrorizing and possession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony and possession without a firearms ID. The two other suspects remain at large.
Police are still investigating both the Route 8 Mini Mart and the Sinajana Payless robberies.