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Man arrested for allegedly trying to rob Kalihi bank

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 6:55 a.m. HST, Nov 20, 2012

A 55-year-old homeless man was arrested for allegedly attempting to rob the Kalihi branch of Bank of Hawaii shortly after the financial institution opened Monday morning.

The failed stickup occurred about 8:45 a.m. in the 1900 block of King Street.The man allegedly demanded money from a teller, who gave him an undisclosed amount of money.

Responding officers arrested the suspect just outside the front entrance of the bank about 9 a.m., police said. He is being held pending a count of second-degree robbery.

Police did not provide details about how they were able to respond so quickly.

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