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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 10:33 a.m., Wednesday, August 2, 2006

Police Beat: Man allegedly pulls gun on security guards

Advertiser Staff

Robbery charges are pending against a shoplifting suspect who allegedly threatened two security guards with a handgun when they tried to catch him yesterday evening, police said.

Police allege that the 42-year-old suspect stole merchandise from Macy's in Ala Moana Shopping Center at 7:10 p.m. yesterday but was confronted by two security guards when he tried to get away.

The suspect punched one of the guards and escaped to a parked vehicle where he reportedly retrieved a handgun and pointed it at the guards, police said. The gun may not be real, however, police said.

The suspect drove away but was later caught by police who found him about a mile away.

Man allegedly assaults three women with piece of wood

Three women were assaulted with a length of raw timber after a man broke into the Kalihi home where two of them lived, police said.

Police arrested the 51-year-old man yesterday for investigation of first-degree burglary and second-degree assault.

The incident happened about 2:30 Sunday. Police said the suspect knows one of the victims through a work connection and that he had displayed obsessive behavior toward her for about a month.

The suspect allegedly attacked the women — aged 20, 27 and 41 — with a 4-foot-long piece of timber, police said.

Police did not find him until yesterday, but they have not found the wooden weapon.

Argument escalates into knife threat

A 19-year-old woman faces possible a charge for first-degree terroristic threatening after allegedly striking a man in the mouth and threatening him with a knife late Sunday, police said.

The 29-year-old victim told police that he and the woman were at their Ka'a'awa residence when they began to argue about 8:30 p.m. Sunday. She then allegedly struck him in the mouth and threatened him with a knife, police said.

Police were unable to locate the woman until yesterday when she returned to the home