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Woman pleads not guilty in hatchet robbery

  • COURTESY HAWAII COUNTY POLICETrinety Crapser, left, and Kainoa Kahele-Bishop, right, of Ka?? were both arrested by Hawaii Police for a Jan. 26 incident involving the use of a hatchet during a robbery. Crapser pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, Feb. 12.
    COURTESY HAWAII COUNTY POLICE
    Trinety Crapser, left, and Kainoa Kahele-Bishop, right, of Ka?? were both arrested by Hawaii Police for a Jan. 26 incident involving the use of a hatchet during a robbery. Crapser pleaded not guilty on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

HILO >> A 25-year-old Ocean View woman suspected of using a hatchet in a robbery attempt has pleaded not guilty to robbery and assault charges.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports Trinety Crapser entered the pleas Tuesday in Hilo and is being held on $72,000 bail.

Prosecutors say Crapser on Jan. 26 attempted to take a Corvette belonging to a woman who had stopped to place signs along South Point Road. The driver was able to gain control of the hatchet.

During the struggle, a man from Crapser’s car took a bag from the Corvette that contained the owner’s wallet and other items.

Crapser was arrested Jan. 27 and 23-year-old Kainoa Kahele-Bishop was arrested Jan. 30 in the incident. He is to be arraigned Feb. 19 on robbery and other charges.

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