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Same suspect may have robbed two Oahu banks

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 8:38 a.m. HST, May 22, 2014

Honolulu Police suspect the robberies of an American Savings Bank in the Salt Lake Shopping Center on May 13 and the Wahiawa branch of Central Pacific Bank on May 1 are connected.

Police released a sketch of the suspect in the Central Pacific Bank branch on California Ave. in hopes of identifying the man.

In a CrimeStoppers news release, police said the same man may be one of two people involved in the Salt Lake robbery, which led to the lockdown of two nearby schools -- Aliamanu Elementary and Aliamanu Middle schools.

In the May 1 Wahiawa case, a man entered the bank at 10:05 a.m., approached a teller, brandished a handgun and demanded money.

In the May 13 case, two masked men entered the American Savings Bank branch at 848 Ala Lilikoi St. at 10:29 a.m. Tuesday.

One of the suspects brandished a shotgun while the other brandished a handgun, according to CrimeStoppers. Police said the men demanded money from a teller and fled on foot.

The suspect in sketch is believed to be in his 20s, around 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds. He was wearing a grey hoodie, brown jacket, brown long pants, black backpack, and a black ski mask when he robbed the Wahiawa bank.

Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cellular phone. 

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