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Palolo man arrested in robbery of taxicab driver in Kaimuki

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A 18-year-old Palolo man was arrested today after he was identified as a suspect in a taxi robbery in July, police said.

Three males robbed the taxi driver, a 27-year-old man, at about 3 a.m. July 20 in Kaimuki, police said.

The driver told police one male choked the victim while a second male brandished a weapon and assaulted the driver. A third male searched the cab and took the driver’s property, police said.

The suspect was later identified and arrested near his home on Ahe Street at about 10:45 a.m. today. He was booked for investigation of first-degree robbery.

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    • Yes, they call it catch and release. It is the result of the Prosecutor’s office being unable to charge and take the person to court
      within the required 48 for a preliminary hearing. The end result is that a number of these individuals are then free to commit even
      more crimes, be rearrested again and released again and the cycle continues.
      This could change but would require a policy change by the Prosecutor and HPD and a focus of more resources (i.e.; money and manpower)
      to charge these individuals within the required 48 hour time frame.

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