Kauai police arrest tourist after bank robbery

David Verden Williams, Jr.
David Verden Williams, Jr.

LIHUE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Kauai police have arrested a California man in connection with a bank robbery in Lihue.

Police say 35 year-old David Verden Williams, Jr., of Sacramento, California was arrested at about 6:18 p.m. Thursday at the St. Regis Princeville Resort.

Police say Williams robbed the American Savings Bank in Lihue on Wednesday, September 7.

"Over twenty officers from all three KPD bureaus worked relentlessly over the course of the past two days," said Assistant Chief Roy Asher of the Investigative Services Bureau. "We would like to thank the community for their assistance. With their help we were able to bring this man to justice in a relatively short period of time."

The robbery happened at about 1:10 p.m. on Wednesday when the suspect walked into the bank, passed a note to the teller demanding money and pointed an unknown object at her from under his shirt. The man walked out with an undisclosed amount of cash.

After recieving numerous tips from the public police found and arrested Williams in his hotel room. Police say a large sum of cash was recovered from the suspect's room and belongings.

Williams was taken to Kauai police cellblock where he remains in lieu of $100,000 bail.

His initial court appearance is tentatively scheduled for Monday.

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