An Oahu grand jury has returned an indictment against two brothers today in connection with Saturday’s robbery and assault of a 20-year-old woman near a makeshift memorial in McCully.
The memorial was created for their younger brother, 16-year-old Iremamber Sykap, whom police fatally shot after he rammed through police cars with a stolen vehicle in oncoming traffic April 5 following an alleged crime spree.
The grand jury indicted Maruo Sykap, 21, with second-degree assault. The indictment alleges Sykap “intentionally or knowingly caused bodily injury” to the woman with a dangerous instrument. A $100,000 grand jury bench warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Also indicted was Mark Sykap, 18, with second-degree robbery. The indictment alleges Sykap robbed the woman of her personal property after Maruo Sykap assaulted her. A $50,000 bench warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The robbery occurred at about 1:10 a.m. Saturday near the memorial at Kalakaua Avenue and Philip Street. Police said the woman was treated and released at a hospital for a non-life-threatening stab wound to her upper torso.