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Two men arrested for robbing Mangilao store

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Shane Pangelinan (26) & John Westfall (18) Shane Pangelinan (26) & John Westfall (18)

Within hours, two people were apprehended in connection to a store robbery in Mangilao early this morning. And it was you at home that may have played a critical role in identifying the suspects.   

Surveillance footage submitted by a viewer to KUAM circulated on social media Friday morning. The robbery occurred around 8 this morning at Young Pagat Market along the Back Road to Andersen Air Force Base. Although the victim declined to comment, store employees did recognize the suspect.   

"He around here. He stay around here [sic]," the staffer said, indicating that he had seen the perpetrator before.

According to Guam Police Department spokesperson Officer AJ Balajadia, the suspect got into the passenger side of a 2001 gold-colored Nissan Altima and fled the scene. The car was spotted and a pursuit ensued. The operator and passenger of the vehicle managed to flee from the car and into the jungle area. K-9 personnel were called to conduct a sweep, but to no success.

The suspect however was eventually apprehended by officers with the Hagatna Precinct in Radio, Barrigada and was taken in for questioning Friday afternoon.  

As for the getaway driver, in another user submitted video he was located off Route 15 by Eagles Field by the Criminal Justice Strike Force. The alleged getaway driver has been identified as 26-year-old Shane Vincent Pangelinan.  He was arrested for conspiracy to commit robbery, guilt established by complicity, and 2nd degree robbery. Pangelinan was booked and confined.

Meanwhile, the suspect has been identified as 18-year-old John Junior Westfall. He was arrested for robbery and possession of a Scheduled II Controlled Substance. He was also booked and confined. 

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