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Police: Shoplifting suspects threaten man who tried to stop them

By Star-Advertiser staff


Two shoplifting suspects used what police called a "dangerous weapon" to get away after a man tried to stop them Saturday, police said.

Police said a 32-year-old man and a 20-year-old man were seen shoplifting at a Honolulu store around 10:40 a.m. and threatened a 37-year-old man with a dangerous weapon when he tried to detain them.

Police, however, were able to catch the suspects about an hour later on suspicion of first-degree


The suspects posted $1,000 bail on a fourth-degree theft charge and were released at about  11 p.m., according to police records.

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allie wrote:
on August 4,2013 | 01:12PM
Anonymous wrote:
police are not always there...arm / train law abiding citizens - give them an opportunity to defend themselves against armed thieves - reduce the prison population and stop the 'breeding' from continuing...
on August 5,2013 | 06:38AM
TigerEye wrote:
Why not ask George and Christopher how that worked out for them...
on August 5,2013 | 11:50AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
How about pics and names?
on August 4,2013 | 01:43PM
Dimbulb wrote:
They were released by a liberal judge so they can continue their shopping spree.
on August 5,2013 | 04:06AM
Mana07 wrote:
Ahh..the spirit of Aloha is alive and well in the Socialist State of Hawaii
on August 5,2013 | 05:16AM
sailfish1 wrote:
Why were they released with such a low bail amount? In addition to robbery, they also threatened a man with a "dangerous weapon".
on August 5,2013 | 07:18AM
Anonymous wrote:
ARMED ROBBERY and then RELEASED !!! We need to replace our State Representatives ... these laws are too soft !!!
on August 5,2013 | 07:33AM
TigerEye wrote:
What armed robbery?
on August 5,2013 | 11:50AM
SueH wrote:
What's with this silly "dangerous instrument" term all the stories are using now?? Is it just a CYA euphemism like "alleged"? Why can't they just say "gun" or "club" or "knife" like they did before???
on August 5,2013 | 08:56AM
2NDC wrote:
They were arrested for 1st degree armed robbery, but released after posting bail for 4th degree theft. How did the robbery charge turn into a theft charge? Something's messed up with the story, the local police department or a combination of both. :-O
on August 5,2013 | 09:10AM
SueH wrote:
Not 1st degree armed robbery because they didn't take anything forcibly from another person, they only shoplifted items from a store shelf. You can't "rob" a shelf, so charge can only be theft.
on August 5,2013 | 09:18AM
primo1 wrote:
I believe terroristic threatening would be the other charge.
on August 5,2013 | 10:51AM
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