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Honolulu police arrest second suspect in connection with armed robbery in Wahiawa

Brandon Harter (left), Caleb Edie (right) Brandon Harter (left), Caleb Edie (right)
WAHIAWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

[Update 9/29/15 at 4:50 a.m.]

Honolulu police have made a second arrest in an armed robbery at a Wahiawa convenience store. Caleb Edie, 20, was arrested early Tuesday for first-degree robbery at a building on Flager Road at Schofield Barracks.

Police said they were able to track down Edie because they received numerous tips from the public who viewed this story. 

[Original story]

A Schofield solider is behind bars for robbing a Wahiawa convenience store at gunpoint Sunday night.

Brandon Harter, 20, was arrested for first-degree robbery.

Hawaii News Now is respecting the victim's wishes and not naming the store or showing his face for his protection because Harter’s accomplice is still on the loose. But the victim hopes the surveillance videos will lead to the wanted man’s arrest.

The video show the two men walk into the store around 9:30 p.m. They look around for a bit until one of them walks up to the counter to purchase a drink.

He pays the clerk. But as soon as the cash register drawer opens, the man in the video looks around for a quick second and pulls out a gun. Seconds later, he senses another customer is approaching and lays the gun flat on the counter in an attempt to not cause a stir.

The suspect demands all the money in the till and the clerk, who is also the owner of the mom-and-pop shop, hands over a small stack of twenties, about $200.

While the gunman took all the cash, the other suspect stayed on the other side of the counter, stole a bottle of Jack Daniels before making his escape. In the midst of his escape, the cashier took a metal pipe and whacked the booze bandit on the head. But he still got away.

Harter, who sources say has a Schofield Barracks address, was arrested nearby less than an hour after the holdup. The store owners tell Hawaii News Now military investigators paid them a visit on Monday.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Honolulu police.

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