Charges filed against 19-year-old connected to carjacking, 7-Eleven robberies

Charges filed against 19-year-old connected to carjacking, 7-Eleven robberies
Moahengi Pakileata mug shot (Source: Police)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The 19-year-old man arrested in connection with two armed robberies at convenience stores along with a carjacking at UH Manoa has been charged.

The suspect, whose face was partially covered, was caught on surveillance cameras. He brandished a knife during the crime.
The suspect, whose face was partially covered, was caught on surveillance cameras. He brandished a knife during the crime. (Source: CrimeStoppers)

Moahengi Pakileata, was arrested around 1:50 Thursday afternoon in Aliamanu. This week, he was charged for the alleged robberies.

He faced at least two counts of first-degree robbery ― one for an incident over the weekend and another in connection with a robbery in August.

There’s no word however on his alleged accomplice, who was seen in one of the videos of the 7-Eleven robberies.

Pakileata is in federal custody. He’s due back in court on Friday.

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