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McCully man charged with armed robbery at Japanese restaurant

A 52-year-old man was charged Friday with robbing a Japanese restaurant at gunpoint in McCully.

Malcolm Hirakawa, of McCully, was charged with first-degree robbery and two firearm offenses. His bail was set at $100,000.

Police said Hirakawa entered Gyotaku, at 1824 S. King St., at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday and threatened the employees with a firearm.

Hirakawa took the cash register from the shelf and fled from the business, police said.

He was arrested at 2:51 p.m. Thursday at the Queen’s Medical Center.

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