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Guam police: Arrest made in Thanksgiving day robbery

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — Police have made an arrest in the assault and robbery of a woman in Dededo on Thanksgiving.

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Bejado Barber Shop in Dededo where the shop owner was attacked and injured in a robbery on Thanksgiving.  The Guam Daily Post photo

Frank Patrick Aitasi, 31, was arrested by police Tuesday morning.

He was arrested on charges of attempted murder, first-degree robbery, strangulation, felonious restraint, third-degree aggravated assault, criminal trespass, theft and reckless conduct.

Police said Aitasi struck a 61-year-old woman from behind while inside the Bejado’s Barber Shop along Loretta Street on Thanksgiving Day.

The woman was admitted and treated for several days at Guam Regional Medical City.

Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao said detectives received information from witnesses and leads provided by the community that led to Aitasi’s identity and arrest.

Shocking

In related news, the business community along and around Loreta Street in Dededo are enhancing their security after the owner of Bejado’s Barber Shop was attacked on Thanksgiving morning.

“It’s shocking,” said Vilma Freese, owner of Angie’s Salon. “We are putting up our CCTV now.”

Her salon is located just around the corner from Bejado’s. Her shop has been open for 19 years and she said that, until now, she’s felt pretty safe.