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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Robbery suspect sought

Police and the FBI are searching for a man who robbed the Kaimuki branch of Territorial Savings yesterday afternoon.

The man entered the bank at about 1:50 p.m., walked directly to a teller and demanded money, police said. After receiving money, he left the bank and was last seen walking kokohead toward 12th Avenue.

The robber was described as in his 40s, 6 feet, 240 pounds with wavy salt-and-pepper hair. He had crooked, stained teeth and was wearing a gold ring on his left middle finger, police said.

Anyone with information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or the FBI at 566-4300.

Kahalu'u house fire was set

A fire that destroyed an abandoned house in Kahalu'u yesterday afternoon was deliberately set, fire investigators said.

The fire at the end of Waihe'e Road was reported at 4:55 p.m. Fire spokesman Capt. Richard Soo said the home was abandoned, but may have been used by homeless people.

He said an investigator found several points of origin for the fire and the cause was declared intentional.

HFD battles fires near H-2

Two brush fires that may have been intentionally set burned about 10 acres of land between Waipio Gentry and Mililani yesterday and forced police to close lanes of the H-2 freeway in both directions due to severely limited visibility from smoke, the Honolulu Fire Department said.