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Resident enlists Facebook to help catch burglar

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More and more people are taking to social media to ask for help. And one island resident is using Facebook to catch the person who broke into his home on Monday.

Chris Aquino, from Dededo, told KUAM News, "It was a recommendation by a couple of friends including Patrick. They said try to get it out there and I am not a social media guy. Up until that day I had an account, but I didn't have any friends or thing like that. I just had to do it." It was a little after 11 on Monday morning that Aquino's home in the northern village was burglarized, despite the visibility of security cameras on his premises. "We believe, and this is through GPD because he actually moved the camera that was monitoring him, we believe that he broke in through the bathroom window because it was found open shattered," he said.

Video footage captures a suspect seen making his way onto Aquino's property, scoping out the home. "He made away with a few Samsung tablets, a jewelry box, one knife, a bunch of coins. I believe a piggybank full of coins, and finally a range bag and a range bag which had some ammunition inside," he explained.

Aquino says that turning to social media has helped and while the thief is still on the loose he has received tips on who the perpetrator may be and has forwarded those leads to the Guam Police Department. Aquino says that because of a lead he received through social media he was able to determine that the individual was on foot. He adds that he does not recognize the individual as a person who frequents the area, adding, "As many people that do walk down that street, he is not someone we recognize because we do recognize people that go to the store and then go back he's a new face I have never seen him before," said Aquino.

He's now reaching out to the community in hopes that the individual in the video can be identified. If you recognize the person, contact Guam Crimestoppers at 477-HELP (4357).

Speaking of ways you can keep Guam safe, newly-confirmed Chief of Police Joseph Cruz and Lieutenant Governor Ray Tenorio are continuing village meetings about the importance of a neighborhood watch program in our communities.  The two will be speaking about this tomorrow night at the Agana Heights Senior Citizens Center. The village meeting is scheduled for 6:30pm.

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