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Man Charged In Kahului Bank Robbery

September 7, 2011, 3:59 PM HST
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By Wendy Osher

American Savings Bank Kahului branch on Puunene Avenue. Photo by Wendy Osher.

The man arrested in connection with a bank robbery in Kahului on Tuesday has since been charged.

Jess J. McGowan, 44, was charged with Robbery I, and was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, according to Maui Police Lt. Wayne Ibarra.

Authorities say the man entered the Kahului Branch of American Savings on South Pu’unene Avenue at around 11:35 a.m., September 6, 2011. According to police reports, he allegedly 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.

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McGowan was found in the area of Hale Nanea off of Amala Place several hours later. Authorities say he had escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

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An initial court appearance is set for Thursday, September 8, 2011.

 

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