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Suspected Bank Robber Chased by Police

29-year-old Phong Le, captured by police after leading them on chase through Makiki. 29-year-old Phong Le, captured by police after leading them on chase through Makiki.

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A suspected bank robber led police on a chase through the streets of Honolulu.

More than a dozen police cars and a helicopter followed the man, until police finally caught up with him in Makiki.

"I knew something was wrong. They was looking for somebody. They don't drive over here with blue lights and hover with the helicopter for nothing," said Clarence Moses, Makiki resident.

It all began at 9 a.m. when police say a man stole a motorcycle from a woman, near McCully and Fern streets.

Twenty minutes later, they say he robbed the Hawaii National Bank on Bishop Street.

The description of the suspect in both crimes, was similar. Police located and followed him by air and on the ground.

"The police helicopter was able to maintain a visual of the suspect as the suspect continued his flight on H-1 East towards Hawaii Kai. At about Wailupe he made a U-turn," said Capt. Frank Fujii, Honolulu Police Spokesman.

They chased the man to Roundtop Drive, where he ditched the motorcycle, slid down a hill, and was arrested.

The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Phong Le. He's being held on suspicion of robbery.

No one was hurt, and nothing was damaged, during this chase.

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