Authorities charged a Waimanalo man with robbing two men at a St. Louis Heights home and returning about five hours later to rob them again following a drug deal gone bad.
He is charged with three counts of first-degree robbery, one count of kidnapping, two counts of first-degree burglary, and three firearm offenses. He is being held at Oahu Community Correctional Center in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Both robbers fled with money. The victims were not hurt.
Persinger allegedly returned at about 9 a.m.wearing a ski mask and forced his way into the home again and stole money at gunpoint, police said
One of the victims recognized the masked gunman’s voice and that led to Persinger’s arrest, police said.
The second robber remained at large.