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Maui Police Search for
Pukalani Bank Robbery Suspect

Updated 03:48 PM HST, January 25, 2013
Posted 10:31 PM HST, January 24, 2013
Surveilance image. Courtesy photo.

Surveillance image. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

Maui police are seeking the public’s help in locating a male suspect wanted for the robbery of the First Hawaiian Bank in Pukalani.

The incident was reported at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the bank branch located at 67 Makawao Avenue.

Upon entering the bank, police say the responsible showed the teller a demand note and allegedly brandished what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun.

Police say the suspect then fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as in his 30s to early 40s with fair skin, red hair, and lots of freckles on his face and hands.  Police say the man is about 5’10” to 6’2″, and weighs between 180 and 190 pounds.

Authorities say the man was last seen wearing a multicolor long sleeve plaid shirt with a light blue bandana on his head.

Police say the suspect is considered armed and dangerous.

If seen, the public is advised not to approach, and to notify officials at the Maui Police Department by calling (808) 244-6403 or the Maui Crimestoppers hotline at (808) 242-6966.

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  • Cyn

    In this day and age you would think security cameras would get better photos

  • Maui_Mike

    I agree Cyn, you would think the quality would be much better given today’s technology.
    I do hope they catch him though, this kind of person has reached a very dangerous point.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sonya.kubilus Sonya Kubilus

    Red hair and freckles on Maui? Should be easy to find.

    • Rys

      That was my exact same thought as well. He’ll stand out like a sore thumb.

    • I’m just being silly

      Sounds like Carrot top LOL

  • Rj

    I think more so the placement of the camera’s and the quality! Why not have a camera sitting right ontop where the teller’s name plate is located? Like you say, with the technology these days the cameras can be so small no one would even be bothered! I want my money protected thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/anthony.bacos Anthony Bacos

    Cameras? Wake Up! Be Like The Mainland Banks And Put Up Those 5 Inch Thick Bullet Proof Glass Right Across The Counter… Oh Wait, This Is Hawaii, Not The Mainland! Keep The Robberies Going!!

    • Maui_Mike

      In Europe they have these walls that spring up from the counter in the event of a robbery, they are incredible to see in action.

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