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Man in custody on suspicion of robbing a tourist

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A judge says there is enough evidence to support charges against a man suspected of robbing a Canadian tourist.

The Maui News reports police found $740 dollars in $20-dollar bills inside 33-year-old Joseph Planesi-Kauhola Jr.'s pockets when officers arrested him Sunday morning.

Quebec resident Pierre Pilon said during Thursday's preliminary hearing that he withdrew money from a bank and offered $8 to a man who was sitting nearby. The man asked for a ride instead, and when the two parked, Pilon said Planesi-Kauhola put a gun to his ribs, took his money and cell phone, and pushed him out of the van before driving away.

Pilon and officers used an app to find the phone, which was left in the van.

Planesi-Kauhola will be arraigned Aug. 18.

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