A Guam police officer had no trouble identifying one of three suspects from a video surveillance camera during a robbery at Game Time game room in Tamuning Saturday. One of the suspects was a high school classmate, according to a magistrate’s complaint.
Jordan Michael Babauta, 28; Harry Cook Cruz, 27; and Logan Junior Elias, 26, were arrested in connection with the case.
Approximately $7,000 was reported missing from a cash register at the game room, according to the magistrate’s complaint.
The complaint also alleges a female employee at the game room was punched in her neck and shoulder and was pushed into a hallway. The employee said her iPhone X, valued at approximately $800, also was taken during the robbery on Saturday morning.
GPD officers and Game Time employees reviewed Game Time's video surveillance footage. Court documents state that Elias was identified by the reporting police officer.
Cops issue APB, find suspect’s truck at Tumon hotel
An employee of Game Time identified the second suspect as Cruz. Cruz's identification was also confirmed by another officer.
Police issued an all-points bulletin on defendants Elias and Cruz. An all-points bulletin is a radio message sent to every officer in a police force giving details of a suspected criminal or stolen vehicle. A day after the robbery, Cruz’s Toyota Tacoma was found in the garage of Grand Plaza Hotel in Tumon.
GPD personnel confirmed with hotel staff that Elias was renting Room 424 at the hotel and was seen with a man matching the description of Cruz. During police surveillance of Cruz’s truck, Cruz was located.
In his interview, Cruz denied any involvement with the Game Time robbery. GPD personnel subsequently obtained and executed a search warrant for Room 424.
Elias and Babauta were inside the hotel room, the court document states.
Pat-down searches yield glass pipe, probably meth
In pat-down searches, police found a small plastic resealable bag containing a crystalline substance in Elias’ right pants pocket, and a makeshift glass pipe containing a crystalline substance in Babauta’s left pants pocket, court documents state.
The items were field-tested and yielded presumptive positive results for amphetamine and methamphetamine, court documents state.
Cruz, Elias and Babauta were arrested on various charges including robbery, theft, aggravated assault, and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.