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Police arrest suspect in Kauai bank robbery

LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Kauai police have arrested the man believed to be responsible for a robbery at the First Hawaiian Bank on Rice Street.

The 42-year-old suspect, Norman Akana, was arrested on suspicion of robbery, police said.

Police say the man walked into the branch at around 10 a.m. and passed a note to a teller, claiming to have a gun and demanding cash.

He fled on foot in an unknown direction, police said, but was located around 8:20 p.m. at a residence in Niumalu.

Surveillance video captured the man wearing a white long-sleeved shirt and light-colored baseball hat at the time of the robbery. 

A spokesperson for the state Department of Education said nearby Wilcox Elementary School was on lockdown, as were some other area schools.

Anyone with further information is asked to call CrimeStoppers on Kauai at 246-8300.

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