Charges filed against men suspected in multiple violent robberies, car theft
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii County prosecutors charged two men in connection to multiple violent robberies in Keaau.
Authorities said 25-year-old Travis Demello-Oda of Hilo was charged with 10 counts, including first-degree robbery and third-degree assault following two separate incidents.
Police said Demello-Oda allegedly attacked and robbed two groups of people near Shipman Beach Trail on June 20 and July 14.
Officials said he stole a victim’s car in the July 14 incident.
HPD said that vehicle was later found by officers during a traffic stop. At the time, officials said 29-year-old Devin Saragosa-Taoy was driving the stolen vehicle.
Saragosa-Taoy was charged with two counts. His bail is set at $20,000.
Meanwhile, Demello-Oda’s bail was set at $30,000.
Both are due in court on Monday.
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