Jonovan Michael Cruz will go to prison for 10 years for robbing a game room in March 2017. He was sentenced Friday.

Cruz entered a game room wearing a mask and wielding a knife at the cashier and robbing the game room of $6,000, the attorney general's office stated.

Cruz was 27 when he went to trial in June last year.


He was involved in a string of robberies at Dairy Mart in Mangilao, RU Game Room in Dededo and Winner Game Room in Dededo, police stated previously.

“The people of Guam would like to thank the Mandana Task Force for its work on the string of robberies that were occurring across the island," said prosecuting attorney Christine Tenorio. 

He was convicted of second-degree robbery as a second-degree felony with a special allegation for the possession or use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. Cruz was also convicted of theft as a second-degree felony with a special allegation of the possession or use of a deadline weapon in the commission of a felony.


“It took teamwork to bring the defendant to justice. We want to thank the hardworking officers of the Guam Police Department for their dedication in investigating and apprehending the defendant. GPD’s efforts led to the successful prosecution of this case,” Attorney General Leevin Camacho said.

"The sentence imposed today will hopefully send a clear message that we will seek the maximum punishment for violent criminals," he added.