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Wanted Wednesday: Suspected bank robber

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Seven Oahu banks have been robbed in the last month. Police nabbed a suspect accused in three of the crimes, but they're still trying to solve the other cases that could be connected. 

The latest robbery happened around 9:30 Monday morning at the Central Pacific Bank on South Beretania Street near Keeaumoku. Investigators say a man wearing a surgical mask walked up to a teller, took out a handgun and demanded money. He ran toward Kinau Street with the cash.

"He was wearing a white, long sleeved shirt, a white baseball cap with a dark bill, unknown logo, blue denim long pants and white sneakers," said Kim Buffett of CrimeStoppers.

The suspect is described as being in his 30s or 40s, about six feet tall, weighing 140 to 180 pounds with brown hair.

"It's hard, yes, with the mask. And then he has the hat covering his face, so we're hoping that prior to going in he didn't have on the mask, somebody recognized the shirt, maybe the baseball cap and said, ‘you know, I saw this guy going into the bank' or ‘I saw him in the parking lot,'" said Buffett.

Police are still trying to solve three other recent robberies at the First Hawaiian Bank on Ward Avenue.

"It's a similar description, and of course the male has the mask on, but at this time it's unknown if it's the same male," said Buffett. "Wearing the mask, it's hard to tell."

Authorities did arrest another alleged bank robber. Ronald Manning is accused of holding up three Oahu banks in less than a week. And now police are confident -- they can crack the remaining cases. 

"I believe last year we had 16 bank robberies and all solved," said Buffett.


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