Two juvenile males, including the teenager who held a 76-year-old woman in a choke hold, turned themselves in to police Tuesday night after surveillance photos of the suspects caught robbing a Kalihi grocery store were released this week.
Police said the two teenagers are suspects in separate robberies of the Y-7 Grocery and Liquor store on Gulick Avenue.
The first robbery occurred on May 13 at 9 a.m. Three masked men entered the store and threatened the 74-year-old male owner with weapons, demanded money and then fled. One of the men, who was seen on video wearing a red bandana, turned himself Tuesday.
On Monday, three men robbed the same store at 6 p.m. One of the masked suspects held the female worker in a choke hold until she passed out. That suspect also turned himself in to police Tuesday.
The stores’ surveillance video shows another man taking money from the cash register while a third acts as a lookout.
The victim remains hospitalized with injuries to her head.
Police are trying to determine if the two robberies are connected. The suspects were arrested on suspicion of robbery. If charged, their cases will be handled Family Court because they are juveniles.
Police are still seeking other suspects.
Anyone with information that can help police find the suspects is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or by *CRIME from a cellphone.