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Man Arrested Following Kahului Bank Robbery

September 6, 2011, 7:56 PM HST
* Updated September 7, 5:58 AM
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By Wendy Osher

File image by Wendy Osher

Maui police arrested a 44-year-old man on Tuesday (September 6, 2011) following a report of a bank robbery several hours earlier in Kahului.

Authorities say a man entered the Kahului Branch of American Savings on South Puunene Avenue at around 11:35 a.m., demanded money from a teller, and requested that it be placed in an envelope.

The man told the teller he had a weapon, however, no weapons were observed, according to Maui Police Lt. Wayne Ibarra.

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

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The Maui Police Department Criminal Investigation Division arrested a man in connection with the case at around 3:20 p.m. in the area of Hale Nanea, off of Amala Place in Kahului. Authorities say the individual has no local address.

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An investigation is ongoing.

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