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String of robberies keeps Honolulu police busy

Honolulu police are investigating a bank robbery attempt in Waikiki.

Police said the suspect entered a bank, demanded money, threatened a worker and left at about 5 p.m. Friday.

Detectives did not identify the bank.

A police report said a suspect was taken into custody, but no charges have been filed.

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Police are looking for suspects in separate robbery cases in Waianae and Kalihi and arrested a woman in a Kapolei incident Friday.

Police said four suspects, a female and three males, entered a Waianae store and took items without paying at about 4:30 a.m. Friday.

One of the suspects brandished a weapon, police said.

Police did not give an exact location of the incident and did not release descriptions of the suspects.

Police are also investigating the robbery of a 74-year-old man in Kalihi.

Police said two male suspects confronted the victim and demanded property while brandishing dangerous instruments.

The suspects fled after taking the victim’s property at about 9 a.m.

Police did not give an exact location of the incident and did not release information on the suspects.

In Kapolei, police arrested a 30-year-old homeless woman on suspicion of second-degree robbery near the intersection of Kealanani and Kuloa avenues at about 6:40 p.m. Friday.

Police said the suspect used force to take property from a 19-year-old woman.

13 responses to “String of robberies keeps Honolulu police busy”

  1. lespark says:

    To protect, to serve.

  2. DeltaDag says:

    No expectations of safety in Kalihi to Kapolei to Waianae, day or night. Good thing I often find myself elsewhere, especially after sunset.

  3. HAJAA1 says:

    All while HPD spends their time with speed traps.

    • PinkSushi says:

      Yeah, that ticks me off too. The job of the police is to protect and serve, not to set up citizens to get a ticket. If someone is obviously being reckless and dangerous on the road, ticket him.

    • scooters says:

      Come to Kailua, there’s no Cops on the road here..drive as fast and crazy if you want…haven’t seen a cop enforcing the traffic laws in a VERY LONG TIME…

  4. kekelaward says:

    Don’t these “reporters” ask any questions?

    No locations, no bank name, no suspect info?

    Then they’re going to “ask for the public’s help”?

    What a lack of transparency. The fish rots from the head down.

    • SueH says:

      The police probably didn’t offer descriptions of the suspects or crimes because they’re all cast from the same mold: seen one, seen ’em all.

  5. lespark says:

    Where’s the Police Commission and what are they going to do about it?

  6. wn says:

    In my opinion, a consequence of our “Catch and Release” … 1) Back on the street again 2) No consequence therefore others feel the same. Perhaps…”The broken windows theory is a criminological theory of the norm-setting and signaling effect of urban disorder and vandalism on additional crime and anti-social behavior.”…just saying.

  7. Big C says:

    With today’s technology, why doesn’t the banks all have high definition camera at each entry way to the bank. Also have a monitor with a sign that says, Smile, you are on “TV”. This may deter bank robbers, or at least have a very good picture of the AH coming in.

  8. Mike174 says:

    They gotta pay for that meth somehow…

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