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Eviction letter expected by family of suspected robber

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HALAWA (HawaiiNewsNow) - While the three men suspected of robbing banks remain in jail, their families are now facing eviction. 

19-year old Marcus Watson, 19-year old Eddie Allen Danielson, and 18-year old AJ Williander were all reportedly living at the Halawa Housing Complex.

Williander's father, Ben Williander, says he was already told that an eviction letter from the state is coming.

"I wish they would wait," he says.

Ben Williander says his wife died three years ago, and AJ, their oldest son took it hard. He has other kids and if they are evicted, Williander says, the family has no place to go.

"I have a hard time (as) single parent to take care of my five kids," he says.

Williander tells Hawaii News Now, he was so proud of AJ when he got his diploma from Aiea High School in May.  Later that month, the FBI says, he was the getaway driver for the other two who were already allegedly robbing banks. 

"As a way for the taxpayers to subsidize public housing, there are some strict rules that everybody has to abide with," says Hakim Ouansafi of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, "The head of the household is responsible for the people who live there and the visitors as well."

AJ Williander is the only one who is listed on a lease in the complex. Danielson and Watson are not supposed to be living there but the state is investigating reports that they were squatting with relatives.

Ben Williander says he will try to appeal the eviction and will take his son's name off of the lease. If AJ bails out, that could pose a problem, but his father says, he will not let his son stay there anymore.

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