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'Armed and dangerous' suspect sought in Makiki carjacking

Witness says assailants appeared to be wearing police uniforms

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:19 p.m. HST, Mar 29, 2013

Police named one of two men, considered armed and dangerous, in a Makiki carjacking in which the assailants appeared to impersonate police officers.

Police are asking for the public's help in finding Justin "Face" Agustine, 36, who is accused of robbing a man and woman in their dark green 1997 Jeep Cherokee on Thurston Avenue early Thursday morning.

Police said Agustine and another man brandished a handgun and demanded money from the male victim, 44, and woman, 42, who were sitting in the Cherokee, license number PRX-317, at 5 a.m. Thursday.

Mike, who only gave his first name and lives on Thurston Avenue, said he was awakened by voices and looked out his window to see an SUV parked behind the Jeep. He initially thought it was a traffic stop because the assailants were dressed in black and the one standing next to the driver had some kind of yellow patch on his arm. After the men ordered the victims out of the Jeep, they told them to sit on the sidewalk with their legs crossed and hands behind their heads he said.

Police said one assailant entered the Cherokee and drove off, while the other drove away in a dark colored SUV.

The men were wearing masks, but police said Agustine was positively identified. He is described as 6 foot 1, 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has a 2-inch scar on his left cheek.

Mike, who immediately called police, said the victims called for help, but didn’t know where they were and said they were in Punahou. He said the woman reported the license plate number of the dark-colored SUV.

Police warn not to approach Agustine, but to call 911 or CrimeStoppers at *CRIME on a cellular phone or 955-8300.

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pandadaddy wrote:
More inbred slime committing crime.
on March 29,2013 | 02:51PM
allie wrote:
The courts out here pamper men like this. You can bet he has a long record. Courts need to identify repeat criminals who are violent and put them away for extended stays.
on March 29,2013 | 04:11PM
romei wrote:
YIKES ~~ how frightening!!!!
on March 29,2013 | 03:11PM
HD36 wrote:
Rumor has it that he was given the nickname "Face", after they caught him robbing people from a glory hole. The victims couldn't describe is body, only his face.
on March 29,2013 | 03:27PM
Pocho wrote:
I wonder if they spelled his last name wrong? when googling Justin Agustin, there was an article about the Laumaka inmates and he was mentioned in one of them back in 1999. Also a google search of Justin Agustin came up being born in 76' and that would be approx. age of 63-37 today. Maybe a Career Criminal if it really is Justin Agustin
on March 29,2013 | 04:07PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
Sounds like the victims know him. How else to positively identify him without seeing his face?
on March 29,2013 | 04:53PM
Pocho wrote:
maybe his partner called him by his alias "Face" and the victims relayed that to the cops. "Face" is probably a well known name In the HPD force
on March 29,2013 | 05:02PM
tiki886 wrote:
I believe the rap sheets of career criminals would be shortened if Judge's names were disclosed to the public every time one of these criminals re-offend. Not only the name of the Judge, but the rationale for providing a lesser sentence, a more lenient sentence. Probation, rather than jail time, etc.

These weak, limp wristed judges need to be shamed into taking responsibility rather than hiding behind the bureaucratic paper jungle that prevents the public from knowing WHY criminals continually get breaks when they should have been locked up for 10 years or more for their 1st offense!

on March 29,2013 | 06:04PM
false wrote:
Is he as dangerous as Roger Christie.
on March 29,2013 | 08:57PM
HD36 wrote:
Poor Roger is a political prisoner who's right of due process is being violated.
on March 29,2013 | 10:30PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Typical town crime
on March 30,2013 | 03:21AM
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