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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, August 20, 2006

Help sought in search for O'ahu bank robbers

By Will Hoover
Advertiser Staff Writer

Honolulu police continued searching yesterday for two suspects involved in American Savings Bank robberies Friday afternoon, Sgt. Kim Capllonch, CrimeStoppers program coordinator, said yesterday.

In the first robbery, the Kapahulu branch of American Savings Bank at 737 Kapahulu Avenue was robbed at gunpoint around 1:13 p.m. by a man in his mid-20s with blond hair, dark eyes, a fair complexion, about 5 feet 10 and 160 pounds, she said.

The suspect was wearing a black baseball cap with red lettering, a blue denim button-down long-sleeve shirt, and cargo shorts.

After presenting at gunpoint a note demanding money, the suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money.

The second robbery happened at around 1:50 p.m. at the Kailua American Saving Bank at 200 Hamakua Drive. In that case the suspect entered the bank, presented a note, and then fled with an undetermined amount of money.

Police are looking for a man in his late 40s or early 50s who is about 5 feet 7, 180 pounds, with a medium build, black/brown wavy hair, an unshaven face, and wearing a dark T-shirt, Capllonch said.

She said police are investigating to see if there is any connection between the second robbery and one several days ago at a First Hawaiian Bank in Kailua.

Reach Will Hoover at whoover@honoluluadvertiser.com.