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Charges filed against men suspected in multiple violent robberies, car theft

Hawaii Island Police
Hawaii Island Police(HNN)
Published: Jul. 24, 2021 at 5:44 PM HST
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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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