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Police nab man who allegedly tried to repeat Don Quijote heist, search for accomplice

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:39 a.m. HST, Dec 14, 2012

Two men, after getting away with robbing the Don Quijote store in Waipahu at gunpoint Monday, tried to pull the same stickup two nights later, but were foiled by a security guard Wednesday night, according to police.

A 26-year-old Kaneohe man is in custody after a security guard recognized him as the suspect who allegedly pulled a handgun on him Monday night and left without paying for some merchandise.

Police said the suspect returned to the store at 9 p.m. Wednesday and again tried to leave the Waipahu store without paying for liquor.

When the security guard tried to stop him, the suspect brandished a handgun as he had done Monday night, police said.

The suspect fled in a black pickup truck that police said was stolen a week ago, but was found by a patrol unit a few blocks away.

The 26-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery and several firearms and contempt charges.

The driver of the stolen truck remains at large.

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livinginhawaii wrote:
I just saw a guy with a black jacket and black hat and another guy wearing a red shirt near Ala Moana. This description is pathetic. At the very least they could have shown the videos captured by the store cameras...
on December 12,2012 | 08:46PM
808warriorfan wrote:
Didn't that store get "hit" a few days ago ?????
on December 12,2012 | 08:52PM
olos73 wrote:
Same store, same guy. He thought since he got away once, he could get away again...NOT...
on December 13,2012 | 07:44AM
sloturle wrote:
killa on the loose
on December 12,2012 | 09:02PM
hikine wrote:
At least they're fashion conscious. Matching hat with their shirts!
on December 13,2012 | 03:11AM
Pocho wrote:
on December 13,2012 | 04:46AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Um the Loser is from Kaneohe.....typical Portagee LOL
on December 13,2012 | 08:20AM
DABLACK wrote:
As stated before, only the bad has guns. What about the decent working people ?? Are we to wait til some innocent gets hurt/killed ?? Change the laws already !!
on December 13,2012 | 07:12AM
twitter6 wrote:
These critters are sub-humans. Put them in lock-up indefinitely.
on December 13,2012 | 08:00AM
Alcohol/drugs abuse = Robbery/Theft committed by a felon.
on December 13,2012 | 09:59AM
kekiokaaina1 wrote:
Heads up by the Security team there, keep up the good work!
on December 13,2012 | 03:45PM
whs1966 wrote:
DABLACK wrote: "As stated before, only the bad has guns. What about the decent working people ?? Are we to wait til some innocent gets hurt/killed ?? Change the laws already !!" There's no need to change any gun laws. What's keeping you from purchasing a gun to protect yourself and your `ohana from these "bad guys?" But before you do, think about the gun-touting father in Texas whose pistol went off as he got into his pick-up truck, killing his son, who was sitting in the passenger seat of the truck.
on December 13,2012 | 03:49PM
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