POSTED: 10:39 p.m. HST, Jun 21, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 8:11 p.m. HST, Jun 22, 2011
A tip from the public led to the arrest of a suspect in two Ewa Beach bank robberies over the past week, Honolulu police said today.
The 37-year-old man, who has no local address, was booked at 10:20 p.m. Monday at the main police station on suspicion of one count of second-degree robbery. He was re-arrested Tuesday night on a second count of second-degree robbery Tuesday. Charges are pending and he was being held on three contempt warrants, and $20,000 bail for revocation of probation, police said.
Officers located the suspect in a public area in Kalihi on Monday after HPD received a tip from the public, detectives said.
According to police, the man demanded money from a teller at the American Savings Bank at 1401 Fort Weaver Road on Saturday morning. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. On Monday, the man demanded money from a teller at First Hawaiian Bank, 91-919 Fort Weaver Road, about 1 p.m. He fled on foot with money.
The suspect in both robberies was described as being in his 30s, wearing a dark, long-sleeve t-shirt, long pants, slippers and a baseball cap with a bandana.