By Wendy Osher
Maui police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery reported Thursday morning, Sept. 12, at the Territorial Savings Bank on Pāpalaua Street in Lahaina, officials said.
According to police reports, the suspect walked into the branch location at around 10:30 a.m., approached a teller, then left without saying a word.
About 20 minutes later, police say the same man returned to the Old Lahaina Center branch, walked up to the teller, and placed a note on the counter.
Maui Police Lieutenant William Juan said the bank teller opened a drawer, took out an undisclosed amount of cash and placed it on the counter. According to Lt. Juan, the suspect grabbed the money, along with the note, and walked out of the bank headed north toward Pāpalaua Street.
Lahaina Patrol officers were unable to locate the offender after canvassing the area, police said.
Police describe the suspect as 5’8” tall, weighing 150 pounds, between approximately 20-25 years old, and clean-shaven, with no visible scars or tattoos. The individual was last seen wearing a blue hat, black shirt, black/purple shorts, and sunglasses.
Police have classified the case as a first degree robbery.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers, or Maui Police at (808) 244-6400.