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Police: Man caught on camera stealing from hardware store caught | Guam News

A man who was filmed stealing from a local hardware store earlier this month has been captured by Guam police.

Jermaine Jay Cabrera Tanamee, 28, of Latte Heights, Mangilao, has been charged with theft of property as a second degree felony.

Footage of the alleged theft has been circulating on social media and in local neighborhood watch group chats.

Police received a copy of the footage which showed Tanamee emerging from the Benson hardware store in Maite with tools in hand on July 13, according to GPD spokesman Officer Berlyn Savella.

Investigators from the Community Crimes Task Force conducted the investigation.

Tanamee reportedly admitted to police that he stole $500 worth of tools and equipment from the store, adding that he panicked and threw the items somewhere in Mongmong and later returned to find them missing. .

“I intended to sell items on Facebook,” he reportedly told officers.

Authorities also identified Tanamee as being linked to a separate incident in 2020 after a woman reported her car was damaged and engine parts were missing, according to court documents.

He was also charged with motor vehicle theft as a second degree felony.