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Yigo man arrested, accused as lookout for bank robbery

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Just a few days ago, Police Chief Fred Bordallo announced that police had some promising leads about who was responsible for the Bank of Guam robbery in Yigo last month.  A man from the northern village who was arrested two weeks for a burglary was picked up again for his alleged involvement in the bank robbery.

Antonio Roke Quitugua was arrested by Criminal Investigation Division agents on Saturday night.  He is being held behind bars on a half-million dollars cash bail accused of being the lookout man for the bank robbery.

The Yigo man was picked up after police identified his pickup truck in surveillance footage in the bank parking lot just minutes before the robbery occurred.  Quitugua was interviewed by police and first lied about his whereabouts but after learning he was caught on camera, Quitugua confessed to being involved in a conspiracy with three unnamed individuals to robbing the bank.

The 29-year-old acted as the scout to ensure no law enforcement personnel were in the bank area. He was charged with 2nd degree robbery and conspiracy, theft by threatening and conspiracy. Police confirm that two of Quitugua's accomplices got away with approximately $11,000 when they entered the Yigo branch and took money from the teller drawers. 

Quitugua's name may sound familiar - he was arrested just two weeks ago in connection with a burglary where numerous firearms and ammunition were stolen from a Yigo home.  He was arrested on February 18 for burglary, illegal transfer of a firearm without a firearms id, possession of a firearm and conspiracy but was released ten days later.  His only other arrest was back in 2004 for criminal trespass. 

Police meanwhile continue their investigation into the other individuals involved in the bank robbery and more arrests are anticipated.  Quitugua is scheduled to appear back in court on March 12.

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