Man charged with cigarettes theft
WAILUKU — Police arrested a 39-year-old man who allegedly stole cigarettes from a Makawao business and pushed a store manager during a confrontation.
Benjamin Soldati, who gave no local address, was charged with second-degree robbery, two counts of habitual property crime, third-degree assault and fourth-degree theft.
His bail was set at $22,000.
Soldati fled after the theft at Liquor Shack and Grinds at 1143 Makawao Ave., according to police.
Officers later located him, and he was arrested at about 10:30 p.m., police records show.