Police arrest second man in Waipahu jewelry heist
Police arrested a second man in connection with a brazen daylight jewelry robbery in Waipahu last week.
The suspect, 31, was booked for investigation of first-degree robbery yesterday at the Pearl City Police Station.
Police said he was allegedly involved in the robbery of an estimated $2 million in jewels when suspects took a man's suitcase while he was in the Waipahu Shopping Plaza parking lot last Thursday.
During the robbery, police said, one of the suspects fired a shot at the victim, took the briefcase containing the jewels and escaped in a stolen truck.
Witnesses said they saw the suspect ditch the truck and get into a blue Honda.
After a short pursuit, police caught up to the suspect at Leeward Bowl and arrested him for investigation of first-degree robbery. That suspect, identified as Bryan Higa, was later charged in federal court involving a separate Drug Enforcement Administration case.
Over the weekend, police picked up another man for questioning in the case but released him pending an investigation. Police have not recovered the weapon used in the robbery or the suitcase full of jewels.