The Pukalani branch of First Hawaiian Bank was robbed Tuesday afternoon by a gunman who ordered customers to the ground, then went to each teller's window and demanded money, police said.
The robber entered the branch at 67 Makawao Ave. at 3:05 p.m. police said. Brandishing a handgun, the robber handed a bag to the tellers and ordered them to put money into the bag, police said. The man fled the bank with an unknown amount of cash, police said, and was last seen heading toward the back parking lot where he got onto the back of a dirt bike.
Another male, who was wearing camouflage pants, was operating the yellow dirt bike with black lettering.
Patrol officers investigate the scene of a robbery Tuesday at the Pukalani branch of First Hawaiian Bank.
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The robber was described as in his late 20s or 30s, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 and heavyset, weighing 160 to 190 pounds. He had fair skin and possibly medium brown hair in a crew cut, with his hair possibly receding. He also was described as having a local accent and a big round face.
He wore a dark-colored hoodie sweat jacket with a small white logo design on the top middle portion of the neck, a camouflage green bandanna, thick camouflage green gloves, thick black framed sunglasses and light-colored jeans.
Anyone with information on the robber is asked to call the police Criminal Investigation Division at 244-6425 or 911.
It was the second time in less than a month that the bank branch has been robbed. On Jan. 24, a man brandished what appeared to be a semiautomatic handgun. The robber left on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. No one has been arrested in that robbery.