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.