Police make arrest in robbery, stabbing of Japanese tourist

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police have arrested a McCully teen in connection with the robbery and stabbing of a Japanese tourist two weeks ago.

Officers booked Kesly Lewis, 18, of Waiola Street on suspicion of two counts of first-degree robbery. He's being held at the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

A 23-year-old man visiting from Japan told investigators that the suspect approached him in the convertible he was riding in, pulled out a knife and demanded money. The tourist reportedly refused, and was stabbed during the ensuing scuffle.

Police say it happened at an Aloha gas station in Palolo at about 12:20 AM on Friday, July 8.

The victim was treated for his injuries and released. A second tourist in the car was not injured.

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