CrimeStoppers and police are asking for the public’s help in locating two masked males involved in a gunpoint robbery of a Kapolei High School student.
The incident happened about 5:45 p.m. Monday as the student was walking home on Kapolei Parkway, police said.
A black, older model Toyota Camry turned onto Puainako Street and the front seat passenger exited the vehicle and grabbed the victim, then pointed a handgun at him while demanding his property, police said.
The victim refused, and the suspect allegedly began searching him. The suspect ran back to the vehicle and fled the scene when a witness in a another vehicle stopped to check on the victim.
Wesley Shinkawa, Kapolei High School principal, sent home a letter today informing parents and guardians of the “stranger danger” incident.
The letter said the two adult male suspects wore ski masks and the passenger was 6 feet 4 inches tall and 250 pounds. The student was unharmed and reported the incident to police.
The letter included these safety measures:
• Stay away from strangers. Do not talk to or take anything from them.
• Don’t go anywhere with someone you don’t know. Never accept a ride from a stranger.
• Stay more than an arm’s reach from strangers. If a stranger approaches you, seek help immediately from a trusted adult.
• Use the buddy system. Avoid walking anywhere alone.
• If a stranger grabs you, do whatever it takes to stop the stranger and yell for help.
• Report any suspicious activity to a trusted adult.
• Be alert of your surroundings and let others know where you will be and what time you will be back.
Police have opened a first-degree robbery investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to notify CrimeStoppers by calling 955-8300 or dialing *crime from a cell phone. Anonymous tips can also be submitted here.