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Four people arrested in connection with bank robbery

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - Police believe they've caught the four people who allegedly conspired and robbed the Bank of Guam branch in Yigo last month.  Three additional arrests were made on Wednesday night after police spent hundreds of hours investigating, interviewing and following various leads to solve the crime.    

35-year-old Ricky Mcintosh Jr. may have told officers, "I swear to God, I didn't do it!" as he was escorted for processing Wednesday night, but Criminal Investigation Detectives have reason to believe he played a role in last month's bank robbery. Also arrested last night for robbery charges were Vincent Santos, 41, and Jathan Tedtaotao, 18.

Guam Police Department spokersperson Officer AJ Balajadia told KUAM News, "Three individuals were brought into the precinct and processed for their part in the Bank of Guam Yigo robbery. Basically the detectives working very long hours sometimes sleepless evenings working on following up on leads, checking alibis, witnesses, trying to put the piece together for this puzzle they were able to put enough probable cause together and charge these individuals for the crime."

Balajadia explained their alleged roles in the robbery, saying, "Mr. Santos is alleged to be the getaway driver. Mcintosh as well as Tedtaotao are alleged to be the individuals who were in the bank." Mcintosh and Tedtaotao are accused of walking into the bank armed with handguns and stealing more than $11,000 from the teller drawers before fleeing on foot into the jungle area behind the bank near Perez Acres.

Santos is accused of driving the getaway vehicle while Antonio Quitugua, who was arrested last week, is accused of being the lookout before the robbery happened.

Mcintosh and Santos were both arrested for 2nd degree robbery, criminal facilitation, terrorizing, conspiracy, theft of property, reckless conduct, use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony, and guilt established by complicity.

Tedtaotao was arrested for 2nd degree robbery, theft by threatening and conspiracy.

Tedtaotao was already in jail.  He was arrested a month ago in connection with a burglary in Yigo where firearms and ammunition were stolen.

Quitugua was implicated in that case as well.

Police are doing another review to ensure no one else was involved.

"The case still remains open," Officer Balajadia noted. "They're going to make sure all loose ends are wrapped up and make sure that anyone that's involved in this crime is charged so if there's anyone else out there that needs to be charged, they'll do so."

Bank of Guam officials declined to comment on the matter. Balajadia cannot confirm whether or not the stolen money has been recovered or if stolen firearms were used in the bank robbery.

Mcintosh, Santos, and Tedtaotao are scheduled to appear before a magistrate's judge.

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