Armed robbery suspect caught in high-speed pursuit

WAIPAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An armed robbery suspect is in police custody following a high-speed pursuit that ended in central Oahu.

According to officials, the incident started at about 2:50 a.m. when the Joshua Lopes, 22, fled in a dark-colored Nissan Altima toward Haleiwa Town. Lopes was intercepted by responding officers who continued to pursue him through Waialua, Wahiawa, Mililani and Waipahu.

Lopes' vehicle was reportedly traveling at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour during various points of the pursuit.

Honolulu police managed to pull Lopes over at Waipahu High School just before 3:10 a.m. Police recovered a handgun at the scene.

According to police, the incident started when two men got into Lopes' vehicle on Waialua Beach Road. Police say somewhere between Waimea Bay and Shark's Cove, Lopes pulled out a gun. Lopes got away with a cell phone and an unknown amount of cash.

The victims got out of Lopes' vehicle in the Pupukea area. No injuries were reported.

Lopes is a convicted felon and is being booked at the Wahiawa police station on first-degree robbery, felony possession of a weapon, reckless driving, refusing to stop and driving without a license.

Hawaii News Now's Ramsay Wharton is following the story.

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