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Two men charged in Maui bank robbery


Authorities on Maui have charged two men with robbing the Pukalani branch of First Hawaiian Bank Tuesday afternoon.

Richard L.K. Vance, 25, who gave no local address, and Michael Santino Sobel, 28, a self-employed fruit picker from Pukalani, were each charged Thursday with first-degree robbery, terroristic threatening and kidnapping.

Bail for each was set at $105,000.

Police said Vance robbed the bank at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday and got away on a motorcycle driven by Sobel. Police arrested Vance at the Westin Maui Resort and Sobel at his home. Money from the bank robbery was recovered at both places, police said.

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