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Police chief: "promising" new leads in Bank of Guam robbery

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - In November of 2003, a suspect held two employees of the Bank of Hawaii Dededo branch at gunpoint.  He got away with a substantial amount of cash and was never found.  Authorities are hoping they'll have a better outcome with the island's latest armed robbery.   

It's been three weeks since two masked men robbed the Bank of Guam branch in Yigo.  Police have been working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement tracking any potential leads to hold the two men responsible.  Chief of Police Fred Bordallo addressed the media today, announcing, "I'll say there are new leads and I don't want to compromise the investigation right now, but it looks promising as far as the information that detectives are looking at."

Police released the bank's surveillance footage showing the entire armed robbery that lasted less than two minutes.  The suspects, fully covered with long clothing and masks walked into the bank, demanding everyone to get on the ground. One suspect proceeded to take money from the teller drawers stuffing it into his backpack as the other suspect paced back and forth. The two men ran out of the bank and fled toward the jungle area behind the bank.

For the last several weeks, local and federal authorities have dedicated significant time and resources looking for any leads.  Chief Bordallo wouldn't say if the recent discovery of stolen firearms and seven arrests was connected with the ongoing bank robbery investigation.  He did confirm that individuals have been questioned about it.

He continue, "When we're engaged in a case such as one you just mentioned, our detectives will be asking specially a case involving those firearms and its connected to drugs they will be asking especially when information comes out about any knowledge of the Bank of Guam. But I don't want to give any more information about whether there is any connection to that."

Guam Crimestoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of the two bank robbers and police are urging the public to come forward with any information by contacting 472-8911.

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