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Hawaii island man to appear in court on gunpoint robbery charges

  • John Krause of Kurtistown is to appear in court in gunpoint robbery case. (COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT)

    John Krause of Kurtistown is to appear in court in gunpoint robbery case. (COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT)

A 44-year-old Puna man was scheduled to appear in state court Friday on charges he robbed four people at gunpoint four at a Hawaiian Paradise Park home.

Hawaii County police arrested John Krause of Kurtistown on Wednesday, and he was charged Thursday with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, and two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening. His bail was set at $21,000.

Krause is allegedly one of several suspects who approached a home May 28 brandishing handguns.

Police said a 36-year-old man was struck on the arm with the butt of a firearm and injured. The suspects then allegedly entered the house, and held four occupants at gunpoint, demanding valuables and fled in a vehicle with the valuables.

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