POSTED: 10:04 p.m. HST, Mar 16, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 1:38 p.m. HST, Mar 17, 2013
Police arrested two teens Saturday on suspicion of first-degree robbery at a Kalihi store.
Police said a 17-year-old boy was allegedly hiding items in a duffle bag 11 a.m. and was confronted by a 49-year-old store employee.
The boy tried to flee, allegedly using physical force against the man and another store employee, police said.
During a struggle, the boy allegedly pulled out a pocketknife, but the two store employees were able to disarm him, police said.
A second suspect, an 18-year-old Maili man, tried to pull the first employee away from the suspect.
The employees called police, and officers arrested the two on suspicion of first-degree robbery.
Police later released them pending investigation.