Honolulu police and CrimeStoppers are seeking the public’s help in finding suspects in two robberies at the same Kalihi convenience store in less than a week.
One of the robberies sent a 76-year-old woman to the hospital with serious injuries.
CrimeStoppers and police released security camera video of a robbery Monday that shows a suspect coming from behind and putting the woman, co-owner of the Y-7 Grocery and Liquor store, in a choke hold until she apparently passed out.
Three men entered the store at 1323 Gulick Ave.; one grabbed the woman and pulled her into an aisle while another man went behind the counter and took money from the register, CrimeStoppers said. The third man acted as a lookout, the CrimeStoppers bulletin said.
Police said a customer walking into the convenience store after the robbery found the woman bleeding on the floor at about 6 p.m.
Police said the woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries to her head.
The earlier robbery happened at about 9 a.m. Friday when two masked men entered the store. The men approached a 74-year-old man, the store’s co-owner, brandished weapons and demanded money.
One of the men opened the cash register, and both suspects ran away in an unknown direction, the CrimeStoppers release said.
Police said it’s not clear whether the suspects are the same in both robberies.
Anyone with information about the robberies is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8399 or *CRIME from a cellphone.