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A Hawaii island man has been charged with two robberies, including one involving a hatchet.

After police put out a news release asking for help in locating 23-year-old Kainoa Kahele-Bishop of Ocean View for a robbery on Jan. 26, a 48-year-old Ocean View man recognized Kahele-Bishop’s photo and reported that he had been robbed by the same man earlier on the same day. In that case, the victim was fishing at South Point when he was confronted, threatened with bodily harm and robbed of an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Kahele-Bishop was charged Friday with two counts of robbery, two counts of theft, terroristic threatening and unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle.

The other case stems from a report on Jan. 26 that a 47-year-old Discovery Harbor woman walking near her car on South Point Road had been threatened with a hatchet by a woman who got out of a white Toyota sedan.

The two women scuffled and the victim was able to take the hatchet away and throw it into the brush, police said. During the scuffle, the victim suffered a bite on the right forearm. A man then exited the Toyota, reached into the victim’s car and removed a bag. The male suspect fled in the Toyota after a passerby stopped to intervene. The female suspect entered the victim’s car and unsuccessfully attempted to start it and then ran into the bushes.

The woman, 25-year-old Trinety Crapser of Ocean View, was arrested Jan. 27 and charged Jan. 28 with robbery, assault and unauthorized entry of a motor vehicle.

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