Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho has found probable cause to warrant the filing of charges against a man who allegedly used three minors to steal cash and items from a store in Chalan Kanoa.
At a preliminary hearing last week, Camacho found probable cause to believe that Alexander C. Dueñas may have committed theft, and conspiracy to commit theft.
Camacho ordered the 24-year-old Dueñas to answer the charges.
Arraignment will be today, Monday, at 9am.
The Office of the Attorney General charged Dueñas with one count of theft and one count of conspiracy to commit theft.
OAG charged Dueñas’ co-defendant, Flare Ngirutoi, 18, with three counts of theft and three counts of conspiracy to commit theft.
Chief prosecutor Shelli Neal stated in the information that Dueñas conspired with Ngirutoi and a minor in July to steal digital cameras, cash, and other items from Bobby Market.
Neal said that Ngirutoi stole digital cameras, $20 cash, and a Playstation, from Bobby Market on July 21, 2013, and July 23, 2013.
A police detective stated in his report that Dueñas 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.
The detective said footage of the surveillance camera showed that one suspect would distract the store’s cashier while the other suspects would steal the items.