POLICE officers are investigating three robberies that occurred between Monday and yesterday morning in Mangilao, Tumon and Tiyan.
There was also a report of an attempted robbery at a massage parlor in Tamuning.
Guam Police Department acting spokesman Sgt. Mike Aguon said all four incidents are separate cases, although they may seem similar in how the crimes were carried out, especially with regard to the two massage parlors.
The first incident was reported at about 8:27 p.m. Monday night in Mangilao at Victoria J. Mart, which is located next to the Guam Community College.
“A male individual reported that two males entered Victoria J. Mart, demanded money, and then fled the scene on foot. The suspects are two males, possibly local, in dark clothing,” Aguon said.
About five hours later, there were two incidents at Hana Massage in Tumon and Best Massage in Tamuning.
Aguon said the robbery at Hana Massage occurred between 12:30 and 1 a.m. A woman informed officers that two men, each wearing dark long-sleeved shirts with hoodies, entered the business brandishing a black handgun and demanded money. The suspects fled with an unknown amount of cash.
At around 1:20 a.m., at Best Massage, two men, dressed in a similar fashion as the suspects who were at Hana Massage, tried to gain entry through the back door of the establishment. The suspects later tried to enter through the front door but the doors were locked at the time. They ended up fleeing the scene.
Then at about 5:16 a.m., police headed over to the Liberation Carnival Casino to investigate a reported robbery at the establishment.
“A male individual stated that while inside the men’s restroom, he was approached by two males. One brandishing a firearm demanded money and then fled the area in a vehicle toward an unknown direction,” Aguon said.
Liberation Committee chairman Angel Sablan said the casino has surveillance cameras both inside and outside the building and the tapes were reviewed by police to identify the suspects.
GPD detectives, with the assistance of the Navy Criminal Investigation Section, were able to locate the suspects.
The following individuals were arrested:
- Justine Miska, male, Caucasian, 21 years old, U.S. Navy, charged with second degree robbery and terroristic conduct; and
- Michael Mayers, male, African-American, 22 years old, U.S. Navy, charged with second degree robbery.
Both were booked and confined.
Aguon said the latest string of robberies bring the number of robberies for June so far to 10, all of which are still under investigation.
People with information on the suspects are asked to call GPD at 472-8911 or Guam Crime Stoppers at 477-HELP (4357).