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Honomu man charged with 2 attempted robberies in Hilo

  • Kris Villasista of Honomu was charged today with two attempted robberies in Hilo. (COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT)

    Kris Villasista of Honomu was charged today with two attempted robberies in Hilo. (COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT)

Hawaii County authorities Friday charged a 37-year-old Honomu man for two attempted robberies in Hilo on Wednesday.

Police said Kris Villasista allegedly tried to rob a gas station and a recycling center.

Villasista was charged Friday with unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and two counts of attempted robbery. His bail was set at $110,000.

He is scheduled to make an initial court appearance on Monday.

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