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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Thursday, July 22, 2004

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Man robs Makawao store

MAKAWAO, Maui — A robber armed with a knife threatened a female cashier at Rodeo General Store in Makawao on Tuesday night and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The robbery occurred around 9 p.m., police said. The robber hit the cashier with his hand before exiting with the cash drawer. Police said he left in a brown sports utility vehicle driven by another man.

Anyone with information on the crime should call the Maui Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division at (808) 244-6425 or Maui Crimestoppers at (808) 242-6966.

Man arraigned in carjacking case

A 28-year-old man charged in a June 26 carjacking in Kane'ohe was arraigned yesterday at District Court.

Caillen A. Gentzler is accused of second-degree robbery and kidnapping. Bail is $75,000. His preliminary hearing is Friday.

Gentzler and 23-year-old Anthony K. Rodrigues, who was charged earlier this month, allegedly commandeered a 2002 Ford pickup truck from a 22-year-old man who had stopped on Pu'ahu'ula Place in Kane'ohe to ask for directions. The victim was forced to remain with his abductors while driving the truck around Windward O'ahu.

The victim was robbed of cash and credit cards and was forced to withdraw several hundred dollars from an ATM before being released.

Gentzler was arrested Tuesday following an appearance at 'Ewa District Court in Pearl City for warrant offenses unrelated to the current charge.

Missing Maui woman may be on O'ahu

WAILUKU, Maui — Maui police are asking for the public's health in locating a missing Waiehu woman who may be on O'ahu.

Cheryl Rico, 52, was last seen July 10 at her home. Police Detective Clyde Holokai said the woman is manic depressive and does not have her medication with her.

Rico is Caucasian, 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on her location should call Holokai at (808) 244-6490 or the Maui Police Department nonemergency number at (808) 244-6400.