Surveillance video shows suspected serial robber just before crime

VIDEO: Police seek suspect in apparent armed robbery at Waipahu Wendy's

KUNIA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Video from the Flagship Fastlube in Kunia shows a man run across the parking lot to the Wendy's about 7:45 Wednesday morning.

The restaurant was robbed seconds later.

Wendy's employees ran to the Fastlube for help.

"Ran in hysterical, saying they were getting robbed," says Tezrah Sotelo, who works at the Fastlube.

Another employee, Harley Castillo, chased after the thief as he left carrying a long gun in his right hand and the loot in his left.

"I kept my distance because I saw the gun," says Castillo who followed the man but lost him after a few blocks.  Castillo says the thief was covered from head to toe, "Mask, sunglasses," Castillo says the man also wore long sleeves and pants.

Honolulu Police officers flooded the neighborhoods but couldn't track the man.

He may be responsible for two other armed robberies in ten days.  The Jack in the Box in Waipahu was robbed on July 14, and the McDonald's in Pearl Kai was robbed on July 21.

Anyone with information about the crime should call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300, or *CRIME on your cellular phone.

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