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2 arrested in connection with robbery, threats in West Maui

The Maui News

Police said two people have been arrested in connection with reports by women that they were confronted by the driver and passenger of a light-colored sport utility vehicle Saturday night in West Maui.

A 19-year-old Colorado woman and a 25-year-old Wisconsin woman reported they were walking on the makai shoulder of Honoapiilani Highway near Honolua Bay when a light-colored sport utility vehicle approached them from behind, then turned around. When the vehicle approached a second time, the driver got out and ordered the women into the vehicle while saying he had a gun, police said.

The women fled and the vehicle followed them for a short distance before fleeing onto Honoapiilani Highway in the opposite direction, police said. Officers responded to Honolua Bay at 8:37 p.m.

A few minutes later, at 8:41 p.m., officers went to a Lahaina residence, where a 22-year-old woman reported she had been robbed while walking in the 1200 block of Front Street, police said. The woman said a light-colored Ford sport utility vehicle passed her from behind before turning around past Kahoma bridge, passing her, then turning around again and pulling up next to her.

A passenger got out, pointed a gun at her and demanded her belongings, which she threw on the ground, police said. The passenger took the belongings and fled in the vehicle, police said.

None of the victims reported any injuries, police said.

Police did not provide additional information.

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