HONOLULU (KHNL) - A man accused of a violent purse-snatching in Kakaako made his initial court appearance in the case Friday.
John Leonard Gomes, 39, is charged with robbery. His bail is set at $50,000.
Investigators say a 34-year-old woman was in a parking structure on Ilaniwai Street, when a man hit her with an object that resembled a pipe or stick, and then took off with her purse.
Billy Essex, Everard Yee and Cory Hashizume were working nearby at Island Fender, and chased down the fleeing suspect.