A man allegedly told police he broke into two Chamorro Village businesses to “get money to buy food and drink because he is homeless and hungry,” according to a magistrate's complaint filed at the Superior Court of Guam.
On Aug. 15, the Guam Police Department was called to investigate a reported burglary at the Chamorro Village. Our Crafts employees showed officers the cash register with the cash drawer open, documents state. There also was a rope and a bent metal lever. The register was apparently situated near a window. The business owner said the window had been pried open and her cash register was missing along with $3 in quarters, documents state.
Surveillance camera footage showed a homeless man, known by the name “Drew” to those at the Chamorro Village, and a second man attempting to open four different businesses on Aug. 12 between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Among the businesses they were trying to get into was Asu Smokehouse, which was burglarized on Aug. 12. The cash register was damaged and approximately $250 was stolen, documents state.
Video showed that Drew and the same unknown man also were trying to gain access to businesses on Aug. 15, to include Our Crafts.
Drew, who was later identified as Andrew George Balajadia, allegedly admitted to burglarizing Our Crafts and Asu Smokehouse and attempting to gain access into other shops.
Balajadia was charged with burglary as a second-degree felony, and theft of property as a misdemeanor and as a petty misdemeanor.