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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, September 26, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

This bank surveillance photo shows the man who robbed the main branch of Bank of Hawaii at 111 S. King St. early yesterday.

FBI photo

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.