Police are investigating the Tuesday morning robberies of gas stations in Kahului and Kihei by two males, including one who brandished a handgun.
In both cases, similar descriptions were given of the robbers and the same type of weapon was seen, said acting Lt. Stephen Orikasa of the Criminal Investigation Division.
The first robbery was reported shortly after 5 a.m. at Port Town Chevron on West Kaahumanu Avenue in Kahului, he said. Two males entered the business, with one brandishing a handgun and demanding cash.
The robbers left with an undisclosed amount of cash, Orikasa said.
About an hour later, shortly after 6 a.m., a Chevron gas station on South Kihei Road between Lipoa Street and Piikea Avenue was robbed by two males matching the description of the robbers in the Kahului robbery, Orikasa said. A handgun like the one used in the Kahului robbery was seen in the Kihei robbery before the suspects fled with cash.
No one was injured in either robbery.
Anyone with information on the robberies is asked to call the Criminal Investigation Division at 244-6425 or Maui Crime Stoppers at 242-6966.
Callers to Crime Stoppers remain anonymous and are given a code number. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of people responsible for felony crimes.