Break-in suspect 'waving machete around'

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Two men are seen on video surveillance allegedly breaking into a property in Chalan Pago. The man on the left is accused of wielding a machete and threatening the property owner. Image courtesy of Don Harper

Chalan Pago resident Don Harper said he is "angry" after two men entered his property and then threatened his wife with a machete when she came home.

"It makes me very angry. You are supposed to be safe. You aren't supposed to have to worry about your family," Harper told The Guam Daily Post on Friday.

Harper said his wife was alone when she encountered the suspects.

"She pulled into the property and they were already carrying stuff out," he said.

One of the men was "waving a machete around," and got within 15 to 20 feet of his wife before she jumped back into her car and was able to drive off, Harper said.

He said the police came out and searched the jungle for the two men but were unable to locate them.

The men made off with about $2,000 worth of items including hand tools, binoculars and camping gear, Harper said. He said they seemed to be looking for "anything they can get their hands on."

Break-ins in the area have been increasing in the last year or two, said Harper, who has lived on the property for more than five years.

"It's bad in this neighborhood right now," he said.

His surveillance camera was able to capture an image of the two men. Harper is hopeful someone will recognize the men and alert police.

His wife, he said, is now afraid to go to the property unaccompanied.

"She is terrified. She is scared. ... You never know when something is going to happen," he said.