Updated at 5:35 p.m., Thursday, September 20, 2007
Honolulu man charged in Macy's robbery in Hilo
Jeremyal Bronson Leedy, 23, was charged with second-degree robbery and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail pending his initial appearance tomorrow at Hilo District Court.
Leedy has six prior convictions, according to Hawai'i Criminal Justice Data Center records.
He is accused of stealing a watch after allegedly making a reference to shooting a Macy's employee although a weapon was not seen, police said.
Leedy was arrested at 10 a.m. today at the airport before boarding a flight to O'ahu.