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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 11:54 a.m., Thursday, September 26, 2002

Police Briefs

Advertiser Staff

Search launched for bank robber

Police are looking for a man who robbed the downtown Bank of Hawaii yesterday.

The man approached the teller at 7:41 a.m., handed a note, then fled with an undisclosed amount of money, police said. He was last seen running from South King Street toward Fort Street Mall.

The robber was in his 30s, 5 feet 10, weighing 200 pounds with a heavy build. He was bald with a mustache, wearing prescription-style glasses, a blue short-sleeve shirt, and dark-colored long pants.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Det. Gordon Makishima of the Honolulu Police Department's robbery detail directly at 529-3383 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 955-8300.

Police seek man in Kapahulu assault

A 30-year-old woman was mugged in the front yard of her Kapahulu home Tuesday night by a man who fled with her purse in a stolen black Nissan pickup truck, driven by another man.

The Kapahulu woman was assaulted at 7:20 p.m. at her Catherine Street residence. Neighbors provided police with the truck's license number, JRG 969. The plates are registered to a Nissan pickup that was reported stolen, police said.

The woman struggled briefly with the man over the purse but was struck, possibly with a sharp object, police said. She suffered facial cuts and was taken to Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center.

The same suspects may have been involved in the theft of a purse earlier at a shopping center in Hawai'i Kai, according to police from the East Honolulu patrol district. The getaway vehicle in that case was also a black pickup truck.