Would-be robber suspected in prior case
A man entered the Liliha Pizza Hut and demanded money
Police said they believe a man with an acne-scarred face who is suspected in an armed robbery on Sept. 20 also attempted to rob the Liliha Pizza Hut a week later.
Pizza Hut robbery suspect: He is described as slim, with acne on his face and black hair
Police said the suspect walked into the Pizza Hut at 516 N. Kuakini St. on Sept. 27 and placed a duffel bag on the counter, pulled out a rifle and demanded money. But the man fled after noticing a video surveillance camera.
The suspect drove off in a stolen four-door, white, 2000 Honda Civic that was recovered the next day on Magazine Street. Police are looking for the suspect, who is believed to also have robbed the Hawaiian Holy Smokes store on Sept. 20.
"Witnesses said that the suspect looked like the guy they saw on the news for the Holy Smokes robbery," said CrimeStoppers coordinator Kim Capllonch. "His acne and the fact that's he's super skinny is a dead giveaway.
"We're thinking it's the same guy."
Police said the suspect in the Holy Smokes robbery entered the store with a handgun, demanded money from a worker and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was last seen heading Koko Head on South King Street in a dark-colored vehicle resembling a Mazda MX6.
Police described the suspect in the Pizza Hut robbery as having "lots of acne" while the Holy Smokes suspect was described as having a tan complexion with pock marks and acne.
The suspect was also described as thin, about 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches and about 100 pounds.
Witness at both robberies also described the suspect as having black, short, crew-cut hair and being in his 20s. While the suspect vehicle in the Pizza Hut robbery was recovered, police never found the suspect vehicle in the Holy Smokes robbery, described as a 1990s black two-door sport vehicle with partial license plate JDZ, oxidized hood and dark tinted windows.
Anyone with any information on either case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or by dialing *CRIME on a cellular phone.