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Palolo robbery victim helps subdue his assailant, police say

A 36-year-old man was arrested Friday after the man he tried to rob in Palolo subdued him with the help of a witness, police said.

The suspect used force against the 53-year-old man while trying to take the older man’s property at about 7:15 p.m., police said.

The victim and a witness overcame the man and held him until police showed up.

During the arrest near 1720 Palolo Ave., the suspect assaulted a police officer, causing injury, police said.

Police booked the suspect on suspicion of first-degree robbery, resisting arrest, and first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer.

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