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Same suspect may have robbed two Oahu banks

  • COURTESY CRIMESTOPPERSHonolulu police released a sketch of a suspect in the robbery of the Central Pacific Bank branch in Wahiawa on May 1.
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    Honolulu police released a sketch of a suspect in the robbery of the Central Pacific Bank branch in Wahiawa on May 1.
  • COURTESY CRIMESTOPPERSOn May 13, 2014, at approximately 10:29 a.m., two males entered the bank, one brandished a shotgun, and the other brandished a handgun. They approached the teller, demanded money, and fled on foot.
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    On May 13, 2014, at approximately 10:29 a.m., two males entered the bank, one brandished a shotgun, and the other brandished a handgun. They approached the teller, demanded money, and fled on foot.
  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COMA police officer stands outside the American Savings Bank Salt Lake branch after a robbery was reported at approximately 10:30 Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014 in the Moanalua area.
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    A police officer stands outside the American Savings Bank Salt Lake branch after a robbery was reported at approximately 10:30 Tuesday morning, May 13, 2014 in the Moanalua area.
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  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COMHonolulu Police Special Services Division personnel gear up to scour the area after a robbery at the American Savings Bank Salt Lake branch on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Salt Lake Shopping Center in Moanalua.
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    Honolulu Police Special Services Division personnel gear up to scour the area after a robbery at the American Savings Bank Salt Lake branch on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Salt Lake Shopping Center in Moanalua.
  • COURTESY HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT2014 May 1 - CTY - CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the publicâ??sassistance in locating a suspect who is wanted for a robbery that occurred at Central Pacific Bank located on 925 California Avenue. CrimeStoppers photo.

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    COURTESY HONOLULU POLICE DEPARTMENT
    2014 May 1 - CTY - CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the publicâ??sassistance in locating a suspect who is wanted for a robbery that occurred at Central Pacific Bank located on 925 California Avenue. CrimeStoppers photo. robber

Honolulu Police suspect the robberies of an American Savings Bank in the Salt Lake Shopping Center on May 13 and the Wahiawa branch of Central Pacific Bank on May 1 are connected.

Police released a sketch of the suspect in the Central Pacific Bank branch on California Ave. in hopes of identifying the man.

In a CrimeStoppers news release, police said the same man may be one of two people involved in the Salt Lake robbery, which led to the lockdown of two nearby schools — Aliamanu Elementary and Aliamanu Middle schools.

In the May 1 Wahiawa case, a man entered the bank at 10:05 a.m., approached a teller, brandished a handgun and demanded money.

In the May 13 case, two masked men entered the American Savings Bank branch at 848 Ala Lilikoi St. at 10:29 a.m. Tuesday.

One of the suspects brandished a shotgun while the other brandished a handgun, according to CrimeStoppers. Police said the men demanded money from a teller and fled on foot.

The suspect in sketch is believed to be in his 20s, around 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He was wearing a grey hoodie, brown jacket, brown long pants, black backpack, and a black ski mask when he robbed the Wahiawa bank.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cellular phone. 

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