Police seek help in identifying suspect
The Maui Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a Kihei Bank of Hawaii branch on Sunday.
The man entered the Kihei Safeway store on Piikea Avenue at 1:43 p.m. and was seen grabbing a shopping cart and appeared to be shopping, police said. At 1:57 p.m., he was seen placing items at a checkout register before approaching a teller at the Bank of Hawaii in the store. Police said he gave the teller a note demanding money. A second teller was called to the location and also was shown the note, police said.
This is a police photo of a suspect in a robbery at the Bank of Hawaii in the Kihei Safeway on Sunday afternoon. Anyone with information about this man is asked to call police.
After receiving an undisclosed amount of money, the man fled in an unknown direction, police said.
The robber is described as Caucasian, 40 to 45 years old, 5 feet 7 to 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a red hat, denim pants and jacket and a blue shirt over a white T-shirt.
Anyone with information regarding this robbery should call Crime Stoppers at 242-6966 or Detective Randy Esperanza at 244-6400.
Two arrested in assault, robbery case
Two 24-year-old men were arrested Friday night in the investigation of the robbery and assault of a man who was hit with a shovel in Kahakuloa Village earlier this month, police said.
The assault was reported at about 5 p.m. Feb. 13 while the victim was renovating a house. He reported that two men demanded he leave the property and assaulted him with a shovel, police said. The men took a gold chain off the victim's neck and took his phone, police said.
The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment before being released, police said.
Through photos taken by the victim, police identified the suspects - one a Waiehu resident and the other a Waihee resident. After being arrested, the two were released pending further investigation of first-degree robbery and second-degree assault.
Summer fun guide accepting submissions
The Maui News will be publishing a Summer Fun Guide of activities for children and teens on April 13.
The deadline to submit information is noon April 2.
Submit the following:
* Name of program and for what ages.
* Sponsoring organization or business.
* Program times and dates.
* Location of the program.
* Description of program.
* Cost of the program.
* Contact information.
Information may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, faxed to 242-9087 or mailed to Summer Fun Guide, The Maui News, 100 Mahalani St., Wailuku 96793.
Photos may be submitted for use on a space-available basis. Shots of people doing things are preferable; group shots are unlikely to be used. Photos may be emailed in digital tif, jpg or eps formats with a minimum resolution of 300 pixels per inch. Individuals in photos must by identified by first and last name.