Suspect Sought in Bank Robbery, Kīhei Safeway Branch
By Wendy Osher
Maui police have released surveillance images of a suspect wanted for allegedly robbing the Bank of Hawaiʻi branch located in the Kīhei Safeway store on Sunday afternoon.
According to police reports, the unknown offender walked into the store at around 1:57 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, approached a Bank of Hawaiʻi teller, and allegedly handed the teller a note demanding money.
Police say the bank teller furnished the suspect with an undisclosed amount of currency, and the offender fled out of the store in an unknown direction.
Police have classified the case as a first degree robbery.
Anyone with information concerning the identity of the person in the attached surveillance photo is asked to contact Maui Crime Stoppers at (808) 242-6966, or toll free from the neighbor islands at (888) 242-6966; or call Maui Police Detective Randy Esperanza at (808) 244-6400.
Maui Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of individuals in unsolved crimes.
The public should consider all wanted persons as dangerous and should not approach, follow or take other action that could put themselves in danger.
The public is reminded that the information provided by authorities is merely an accusation, and all parties are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.