POSTED: 01:02 p.m. HST, Sep 09, 2011
A 53-year-old man was arrested after allegedly robbing a woman of her purse in Honolulu Thursday morning.
Police said the man, of no permanent address, approached the victim, 45, and demanded her purse while displaying an unknown dangerous instrument at about 7:40 a.m.
The suspect fled from the area but was later located and arrested by a police officer on Lusitana Street in the Punchbowl area about 10:45 a.m. He is being held on suspicion of first-degree robbery.