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Bike theft at knifepoint reported in Waikiki

Honolulu police on Wednesday reported arresting a man suspected of stealing another man’s bicycle at knifepoint in Waikiki Tuesday.

A 30-year-old man from Waipahu reported the midday incident to police in which he said he was confronted near Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard by an unknown man who brandished a folding knife and demanded his blue Giant bike.

The bike owner ran, called 911 and later identified a suspect who was arrested, according to the Honolulu Police Department account.

The 43-year-old suspect with no known local address and 29 prior arrests including theft later passed a polygraph test, the report said.

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