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Bank robbery in Waikiki is fourth on Oahu since Friday


    Suspects in two separate bank robberies — at the First Hawaiian Bank branch at 1580 Kapiolani Blvd., left, and the American Savings Bank branch at the Keeaumoku Street Walmart — as seen in screenshots of surveillance video.

Police are looking for a man in his 50s who robbed a Waikiki bank on Tuesday afternoon, the fourth bank robbery on Oahu in less than a week.

Police said the man entered the Waikiki branch of First Hawaiian Bank on Kalakaua Avenue at about 3 p.m. and handed the teller a demand note. He also threatened to physically harm the teller, police said. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

He is described as 5 feet 3 inches, 198 pounds, and between 50 and 60 years old.

Police are also searching for suspects in three other bank robberies since Friday, when the First Hawaiian Bank, 1580 Kapiolani Blvd., was robbed at about 2:30 p.m. Police said the man handed a teller a note demanding money and indicating he had a weapon. He fled on foot on Kapiolani with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect is described Caucasian and of stocky build, in his 50s. He has white hair and a white mustache, and walks with a “distinct waddle,” police said.

On Saturday the Bank of Hawaii Chinatown branch at 101 North King Street was robbed at 10:15 a.m.; and the American Savings Bank, Walmart Branch, at 700 Keeaumoku St. at 11:05 a.m. Both may have been committed by the same suspect.

In Chinatown, a male handed a teller a demand note and stated that he had a weapon and fled with an undisclosed amount of money. He is described as Caucasian, medium build, short gray hair, brown eyes and he was wearing a dark Polo shirt and aviator sunglasses. An American Savings teller at Walmart was handed a demand note, and the robber fled on foot also with an undisclosed amount of money. Similar to the earlier robbery suspect, he was described as a Caucasian male of medium build with thinning black hair, brown eyes and wearing a dark colored Polo shirt and aviator glasses on his head.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cell phone.

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