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Man charged with Chinatown bank robbery

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    Darrell Gayle
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A tipster led police to a 39-year-old man who robbed a First Hawaiian Bank earlier this week in Chinatown and then confessed, according to federal court documents.

Darrell Lloyd Gayle was charged Thursday in U.S. District Court with bank robbery by force or violence. He was being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center, but his charges were listed there as possessing liquor in a public place and criminal trespassing. His bail was $710.

According to court documents, Gayle entered the bank at 2 N. King St. about 11:40 a.m. Monday and gave a teller a demand note that said, “Money now!!”

The message confused the teller, who asked the man if he had an account with the bank.

Gayle became upset and threatened the woman, saying, “You don’t understand, I want your money now, this is a robbery, don’t make it a **** murder! Be calm and give it to me,” the documents say.

The teller gave money to Gayle, who then fled, according to documents.

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