Police think a man who robbed a Tesoro gas station in Waipio in May is the same man who robbed 13 banks.
HPD thinks bank robber also hit gas station
A man who has used various disguises to rob 13 banks over the past 10 months is suspected of adding a gas station convenience store to his list of targets, according to police.
Police say they believe the same man robbed the store at the Tesoro gas station in Waipio at knifepoint in May. The man walked into the store at 94-1082 Ka Uka Blvd. at about 9:45 p.m. and was pretending to buy items, according to police.
When the cashier opened the cash register, the man pulled out a knife and took money from the drawer, police said. The suspect was last seen walking toward a nearby 7-Eleven store, also on Ka Uka Boulevard.
He was described as in his 20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and about 150 pounds, with a dark goatee. He was wearing a blue-and-white aloha shirt, a blue hat with a light blue logo, sunglasses and dark shoes.
Police say they believe he is the same man who has robbed 13 banks dating back to Oct. 24.
The suspect has used blond wigs, hospital scrubs, fake beards, a construction worker outfit, camouflage pants, a baseball cap and other disguises during the bank robberies. In some of the robberies he used a knife, and one time he jumped on the counter and tried to grab the cash drawer.
Police said that during the last bank robbery, on July 14, the man wore a wig, beard and a security guard uniform that he tore off and discarded right after he left the bank.
That robbery was at the Hickam Federal Credit Union in Kapolei, 590 Farrington Highway, which he has apparently robbed three times. The other robberies there happened on Dec. 19 and April 25.
Police ask anyone with information on any of the robberies to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.