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Police release Yigo bank robbery surveillance footage

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - It's been four days since two masked men robbed the Bank of Guam's Yigo branch at gunpoint.  While police have spent countless hours scouring the jungle for clues and any leads, they've released the surveillance footage of the robbery in hopes someone may be able to give some information to help locate those responsible.

Local and federal authorities are hoping the release of surveillance footage of the Bank of Guam robbery will help generate some solid leads to find out who was responsible.  Last Thursday at 10:31 in the morning, two masked men entered the bank and robbed the cashier at gunpoint.  As we reported eyewitnesses inside the branch in the island's northernmost village said the men forced their way in as a woman was trying to leave the establishment. The entire robbery lasted only a few minutes. 

The two men are seen in the video entering the facility. One of the suspects grabbed the cell phone of one of the male customers as we walked in and the suspect with the bright green shirt points the gun in the air.  Witnesses told KUAM News that the men told the patrons and bank employees "everybody down" and ordered them not to move or use their cell phones.  The bank tellers hid behind the counters and the suspect in the green then begins reaching over the counter looking for open cash drawers.  Eventually he finds a male employee and points the gun at him demanding he turn over money.  The suspect grabbed the cash and placed it in the backpack and both robbers rush out of the bank, but not before one of them returned the cell phone to the customer.

Police say both suspects are believed to be Chamorro.  One stands 5'10" and had a muscular build weighing approximately 240 pounds. He was wearing a black mask, a green long-sleeved shirt, black pants, gray gloves and carried a black backpack that he used to put the money in.  The second suspect was about 5'6" with a medium build, weighing about 175 pounds.  He was wearing a red mask and a black long-sleeved shirt with gray pants, black shoes, and gray gloves armed with a black handgun.  Both fled on foot toward the jungle area behind the bank. 

The Guam Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue looking for leads and have asked that anyone in the public who may have information to provide that by calling CID at 475-8552, the FBI at 472-7465 or Guam Crimestoppers at 477-HELP (4357).

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