HPD arrests 1 in connection with apartment robbery in which suspects posed as officers

Published: May. 18, 2017 at 11:10 AM HST|Updated: May. 25, 2017 at 6:04 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Authorities have captured one of the suspects accused in a brazen armed robbery in an apartment building, but two of them remain on the loose.

Police arrested 25-year-old Anthony Riley on Wednesday morning after multiple tips helped identify him. He's being held on suspicion of several charges, including first-degree robbery, kidnapping and impersonating a law enforcement officer.

Riley is one of three suspects accused of posing as police officers and robbing several women at gunpoint at the Aleo Hale apartments on Kamamalu Avenue.

The incident happened around 12:35 a.m. Wednesday.

CrimeStoppers issued a notice on Friday, saying three males went to the apartment, knocked on the door and claimed to be police officers. When the residents opened the door, they were bound with duct tape and had their property taken at gunpoint.

Surveillance footage captured the men moments before the robbery. Two of them were wearing "SHOPO" shirts, making them appear to be from the police officer's union, and the third suspect was wearing an HPD shirt.

According to the Criminal Investigation Division, the men also stole cash. Before fleeing, one of the suspects sexually assaulted one of the victims, CID said.

The first suspect is described as a Polynesian male in his 30s, approximately 5'6" with a heavy build, and having black hair. The second suspect is also described as a Polynesian male in his 30s, approximately 5'6", 160 pounds and having black hair.

The third suspect, wearing the HPD shirt, is described as an African-American male in his 40s, about 6'2" with a heavy build, and having black hair.

As of Saturday, no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (808) 955-8300.

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