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Social media captures burglars, restores woman's peace of mind

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One woman from Mongmong had the privacy of her home violated, her possessions stolen, but most importantly her peace of mind compromised. Catherine San Nicolas used the power of social media to reach out to the community in hopes of catching the individuals responsible for burglarizing her home on Father's Day. "I had discovered that my bedroom or actually my shutters were pried open and my window was cracked basically we already knew that there was some kind of entry," she said.

"The following day I discovered when I went online to check my account balance, which I normally do on a regular basis. There seem to have been charges that I don't recall making," she said. Earlier this week San Nicolas posted a picture on Facebook of one of the alleged suspects who was caught on surveillance video using her debit card at a gas station in Dededo. KUAM News shared her pictures on our Facebook page, and in a matter of minutes it went viral and tips on the identity of the alleged suspect poured in.

"I am really grateful to you guys, as well," San Nicolas continued. "I mean , just everybody - the people of Guam people that shared the post my friends, family, KUAM and of course the Guam Police for apprehending the suspects. Of course, I am very glad I feel that I can rest a little easier. It's just a matter now of the legal system to take its course and you know just wait for the outcome."

San Nicolas says she is relieved that arrests have been made, adding that social media played a big part in capturing the suspects. She said, "I wasn't about to just sit back and continue to be a victim I thought that Guam is a small island I am pretty sure that somebody out there has to know this person."

Arrested in connection to this case were Dolores Lynn Meno and Roseann San Nicolas Quinata. Meno was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, forgery, impersonation, identity theft, conspiracy, theft by receiving stolen property and destroying evidence. Quinata was charged with burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, theft of property and theft by receiving. The two women that were apprehended are the same two women that our viewers identified to KUAM through our social media sites we then forwarded that information to the Guam Police Department.

Good job Guam!

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