POSTED: 9:13 p.m. HST, Oct 15, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 6:43 a.m. HST, Oct 16, 2011
Honolulu police arrested nine people, including five juveniles, in connection with a robbery in Waikiki early Saturday morning.
According to police, a 26-year-old man was walking when one of the suspects, an 18-year-old man, grabbed a smart phone from his hand. The other suspects surrounded the victim and demanded money in return for the phone. When the victim reached for his wallet, the suspects allegedly punched and kicked him in an attempt to take his money and wallet.
The suspects scattered when they heard police sirens, however officers were later able to locate and arrest them for second-degree robbery. Two of the suspects were also found to possess marijuana and face additional charges of third-degree promoting detrimental drugs.
The suspects include one 19-year-old man, three 18-year-old men, two 17-year-old boys, and three boys age 14, 15, and 16.