Two men allegedly used three juveniles to repeatedly steal several items from a store in Chalan Kanoa.
Alexander Cabrera Duenas, 24, and Flare Ngirutoi, 18, were taken to Superior Court yesterday on charges of theft, conspiracy, and receiving stolen property.
Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho imposed a $20,000 cash bail each for the two’s temporary release.
Police detective Patrick George stated in his report that Duenas and Ngirutoi and three other juveniles stole two digital cameras, two Nintendo DS, and one PS Vita game—all worth $1,594.98—and an undetermined amount of cash from Bobby Market.
George said footage of the surveillance camera showed that one suspect would distract the store’s cashier while the other suspects would steal the items.
The store’s owner discovered the theft when she came back from an off-island trip on July 29, 2013, and discovered some items missing. She then reviewed the footage of their surveillance camera and saw the suspects stealing the items on July 23, 2013.
The owner also learned that three days before that incident, the same group also stole some items from the store.
Police detective George said Ngirutoi and three juveniles admitted during separate police interviews that they indeed stole some items from the store, sold the items, and split the cash.