Man who admitted to robbing bank with pellet gun is charged
Federal authorities charged a 44-year-old man yesterday with robbing a teller at gunpoint at the Keeaumoku branch of the Bank of Hawaii, after his initial attempt failed.
Roy A. Jaworowski confessed to the Jan. 18 robbery after his arrest Thursday, and was charged with bank robbery by a criminal complaint in federal court, according to prosecutors.
Jaworowski allegedly walked up to a teller station and stood next to a customer who was conducting a transaction at the 1451 S. King St. bank.
Jaworowski allegedly lifted up his shirt and exposed a black handgun tucked in his waistband, according to a police affidavit.
He mouthed something to the teller, but the teller did not hear, so he went to a teller at another window after waiting for the customer to leave, the affidavit said.
Jaworowski then approached a second teller sorting currency, pointed the handgun at her and demanded, "Give it to me, give it to me," the affidavit said.
The teller turned over the cash to Jaworowski, who allegedly took the currency and walked out yelling something unintelligible, according to the affidavit.
A surveillance camera caught the suspect, and he was the subject of a CrimeStoppers bulletin. An anonymous tipster saw the bulletin on the TV news and identified Jaworowski as the suspect.
The teller and another employee identified Jaworowski in a photographic lineup Feb. 10. He was arrested Thursday, confessing to the robbery, admitting to pointing a pellet gun at the teller and obtaining $900 from the teller, according to the affidavit. The bank, however, reported a loss of $1,000 to police, the affidavit said.