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Lockdown tied to area robbery lifted at 2 schools

    Dana Hayashi of Thomas Jefferson Elementary removed a sign after an armed robbery at the Chevron gas station on Kapahulu Avenue prompted a lockdown of the campus Thursday afternoon in Waikiki.
    A woman talked to law enforcement officers outside the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and Blind after an armed robbery at the Chevron gas station on Kapahulu Avenue Thursday afternoon.

Officials have lifted lockdown status at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind and Jefferson Elementary in Waikiki. 

The schools were in lockdown Thursday afternoon while police searched for a robbery suspect, officials said. There was no report of a suspect in custody.

At about 11:30 a.m., Honolulu police responded to a robbery at Kapahulu Chevron gas station at 407 Kapahulu Ave. Officers are continuing to search for the suspect in the area.

Fifty-three students are enrolled at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind, at 3440 Leahi Ave. The lockdown took effect at 12:40 p.m.

The Department of Education also placed Jefferson Elementary School at 342 Kapahulu Ave., on lockdown as a precaution at about 1 p.m.



CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a male who is wanted for robbing the Kapahulu Chevron located at 407 Kapahulu Avenue.


On October 2, 2014, a masked male entered the Kapahulu Chevron, brandished a black colored handgun, and demanded money. The male fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as an unknown Asian male in his 20s, 5’6" to 5’8" tall, 140 to 160 lbs, with a white long sleeve shirt, dark colored long pants, dark glasses, black cloth covering his face, and a light colored fishing hat.


Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on your cellular phone. The public may now send anonymous text and web tips. Text “CS808” plus your message to 274637 or CRIMES.

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