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Few leads on two serial bank robbers

  • American Savings Bank on Dec. 15.

  • Bank of Hawaii in Chinatown on Dec. 3.

  • Second suspect, Bank of Hawaii in Kaimuki on Dec. 9.

  • Bank of Hawaii on South King Street on Dec. 19.

Two men suspected of robbing 11 Oahu banks in December are still at large with few leads coming in, police said Wednesday.

On Monday, police asked for the public’s help in finding a man who robbed two banks less than 20 minutes apart and fled in a taxi.

Honolulu CrimeStoppers Sgt. Kim Buffett said police have not received a lot of tips since making the public plea for information on Monday.

Police said the suspect handed a teller a demand note at the Bank of Hawaii on South King Street near Keeaumoku Street about 12:25 p.m. Monday, then robbed the American Savings Bank in Liliha about 12:40 p.m. He fled from the American Savings Bank in a taxi with an undisclosed amount of money.

Police suspect he committed five other bank robberies this month.

He is described as 40 to 50 years old, 5 feet 4 inches to 5 feet 6 inches tall, and 140 to 150 pounds. He has salt and pepper hair and was wearing a green aloha shirt, shorts, and slippers.

The other suspect, who police believe robbed four bank this month, walks with a distinct wobble.

He was described as 40 to 50 years old, 5 feet to 5 feet 4 inches tall, with a stocky build.

Few tips have come in since police requested the public’s assistance on locating the second suspect, Buffett said.

There have been 24 bank robberies in Honolulu so far this year, compared to 13 last year, Buffett said.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME from a cell phone. Anonymous tips can be sent online by visiting honolulucrimestoppers.org.

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