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Recycling center robbery suspect was former employee

By Nelson Daranciang

LAST UPDATED: 5:12 p.m. HST, Feb 3, 2011

The mastermind of last week's armed robbery of a Reynolds Recycling center used to work for the company and therefore knew critical information used in the heist, including the scheduling of employees, said Keith Seto, deputy city prosecutor.

The robbers got away with approximately $1,200, he said.

An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment Wednesday charging five people with crimes in connection with the Jan. 25 robbery of the collection station in Kalama Valley. A police pursuit and manhunt for the robbers caused the temporary shut down of several Kailua schools and surrounding roadways.

The indictment charges Bronson Maneafaga Cambra, 25 and John Andrew Collen, 27, with first-degree robbery and Robert Berrios III, 32, with being an accomplice. The indictment also charges Terii Nakaahiki, 39, and Pomaikai Ah Mook Sang, 20, with drug paraphernalia possession.

Bail for Cambra, Collen and Berrios is $100,000 each while bail for Nakaahiki and Ah Mook Sang is $20,000 each.

Seto said Cambra brandished a handgun during the robbery while Collen provided backup. Both wore masks and sunglasses, he said.

The robbers got into a car in which the others were waiting and fled on Kalanianaole Highway toward Waimanalo, police said. They found the car abandoned on Auloa Road near Castle Junction in Kailua.

Police arrested the Collen, Berrios, Nakaahiki and Ah Mook Sang nearby about two-and-a-half hours after the robbery. They arrested Cambra another 12 hours later.

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