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Guam robbery suspect arrested

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Police have arrested a suspect in Thursday’s robbery that victimized two brothers who were visiting Guam from South Korea while the tourists were at an East Hagåtña Bay pavilion.

Chris Junior Anderson Tedtaotao

Chris Junior Anderson Tedtaotao, 27, of Santa Rita, has been arrested, the Guam Police Department announced Friday night. Tedtaotao also was arrested last month in connection with the Feb. 27 theft of a tourist’s purse in Umatac.

Officers found crystal methamphetamine in the car Tedtaotao and another man had been using during the recent arrest. The second man, 33-year-old Roy Craig Guerrero, of Yona, faces meth-related charges but isn’t a suspect in the robbery, police stated.

Tedtaotao also was one of the suspects caught on video surveillance in a robbery at the Tamuning Plaza Hotel on Nov. 26, 2017.

As crimes against tourists continue, the Guam Visitors Bureau plans to step up safety precautions.

The visitor safety officers seen in the tourist district could soon be spotted patrolling the streets outside of Tumon.

GVB acting president and chief executive officer Bobby Alvarez said he is disturbed by the recent armed robbery involving two South Korean tourists.

Two brothers who were visiting from South Korea spent the remaining hours of their Guam visit filing a complaint with police Thursday. They said they were robbed at gunpoint in East Hagåtña Bay that afternoon. The suspect took off with all of their money, but the tourists were allowed to keep their passports, the two told police.

“GVB worked with the Guam Police Department to get a translator to help the victims as quickly as possible,” Alvarez said. “We also communicated with the Korean consulate’s office to ensure they make it back to their home country safely.”

A South Korean family also reported having lost their belongings while on the beach Thursday in Tumon Bay, a tour concierge has stated.

“We have a continued partnership with GPD and other key officials to beef up safety efforts,” Alvarez said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Guam Crime Stoppers at 671-477-HELP.