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Three men arrested in botched attempted robbery at Wailuku convenience store

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:00 a.m. HST, Jul 25, 2013

Maui police officers arrested three men in connection with a botched attempted robbery at a convenience store in Wailuku this morning.

Two men wearing hooded sweaters and masks entered the Minit Stop Store in Wailuku at about 6:50 a.m., demanding money from the cashiers, police said. One of the men wielded what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol while the other carried a pipe, police said.

The men, one 24 years old and the other 25 years old, bolted out the door when they heard police sirens and ran toward Waiale Drive, while a third man drove away in a pickup truck.

Police officers pursued the two men on foot and caught them in front of apartments on Nani Street. Police said the weapons used in the attempted robbery were recovered.

The driver, 23, was arrested after he was stopped driving in the Lahaina direction on Honoapiilani Highway near Carl’s  Jr. Drive in Maalaea. Police said the driver was stopped by traffic enforcement officers after they noticed his pickup speeding and cutting in and out of traffic.

The three men were being held for processing at the Wailuku Police Station, and the investigation into the robbery was continuing, police said.

No injuries were reported.

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Pocho wrote:
Give us the names for Gawd's sake
on July 24,2013 | 01:34PM
loquaciousone wrote:
Larry, Moe and Curly Joe.
on July 24,2013 | 01:38PM
Tarakian wrote:
Ha, Ha ha....I like it
on July 24,2013 | 01:45PM
Pocho wrote:
Allie would be SCARED to death if this happened in her part of town.
on July 24,2013 | 03:04PM
Pocho wrote:
Alllie would be SCARED if this happened in her part of town.
on July 24,2013 | 03:06PM
niimi wrote:
Dat Juniah boy, he one good boy, you know no make trouble to nobody. he not da type fo try hold up one likkah stoah. Es right. He one good boy.
on July 24,2013 | 04:02PM
Pocho wrote:
no can, they get the wrong guy. He'd neva asked for a quarter even. No can be
on July 24,2013 | 04:25PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
"Police said the driver was stopped by traffic enforcement officers after they noticed his pickup speeding and cutting in and out of traffic." It never ceases to amaze me how these brilliant criminals draw attention to themselves. HEL-LO?
on July 24,2013 | 02:31PM
cojef wrote:
Agreed, in his frantic haste, the driver drew attention to himself, rather playing it cool and go with the flow. The whole caper seemed doom to failure from the outset. Disorganized gang, probably failed to case the joint before attempting the caper. the quick police response indicate some sort of warning system set-off by the cashier.
on July 24,2013 | 04:05PM
niimi wrote:
So dumb. I'll bet their families are totally ashamed of them right now.
on July 24,2013 | 04:01PM
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