Three men were in custody today accused of robbing a Kakaako massage parlor last week at gunpoint.
Tyndale Tiolu, 36, of Waianae, was charged with 14 felonies, including three counts of first-degree robbery, three counts of kidnapping, and eight firearm offenses.
Keoki Davis, of unknown age and address, was charged with the same 14 offenses. Both men’s bail was set at $250,000.
Delbert Reis, 31, of Waianae, was charged with six counts of first-degree robbery. His bail was set at $100,000.
All three mean were charged Thursday and remained at the Oahu Community Correctional Center today. They have preliminary hearings scheduled for Wednesday in District Court.
Davis first entered Smile Spa, 754 Ilaniwai St., about 12:40 a.m. on Nov. 1 and was in a private room receiving services as a customer when Reis pushed his way into the parlor, forcing back the 72-year-old female owner, a police affidavit filed in District Court said.
Reis asked the owner for “the money” and Tiolu, who followed Reis into the business, pulled out a handgun and also demanded money, the document said. The owner gave Reis an unknown amount of money. Davis came out of the private room and all three men ransacked the business while the owner and two employees were forced to stay in the kitchen, the affidavit said.
Police responded to a 911 call a manager secretly made on the phone and when the owner answered the door, Tiolu pointed the gun at her head and told her to tell the officer that the business was closed, the document said. Instead, the owner partially opened the door and whispered to the officer, “I’m being robbed.”
At that time, the three suspects ran out the back door and down the fire escape.
Police captured the three men after finding Davis trapped in an alley by a large fence and the other two hiding in a nearby bathroom. Police recovered a .40-caliber Taurus semiautomatic pistol near where Davis was captured.