Ex-con arrested in jewelry heist
Another store robbery could be the work of a man charged in the Hallmark watch theft
Police are investigating whether a suspect arrested in a jewelry store robbery is responsible for other recent robberies.
Aaron Charles McGuire, 42, has 14 past convictions on various theft, burglary, robbery and drug charges.
On Sept. 15 he allegedly walked into Hallmark Jewelers at Ala Moana Center and asked to see some watches. He allegedly showed the butt of a gun to an employee and made off with several pieces of jewelry.
He was identified through surveillance camera footage and arrested Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree robbery.
Last Friday, a CrimeStoppers bulletin said the man suspected in the Hallmark Jewelers robbery fit the description of a man who robbed P S Jewelry & Collection at the Ward Warehouse a day earlier. Police have since declined to comment on whether McGuire is a suspect in the P S Jewelry robbery.
This is McGuire's second robbery arrest this year. On Feb. 4 he allegedly tried to steal five Tommy Bahama shirts from Macy's Ala Moana.
Court documents state that McGuire struggled with two security officers before getting into his truck, reversing into a parked car and speeding off. Police tracked the license plate number to McGuire, who was arrested Feb. 13 on suspicion of second-degree robbery.
McGuire posted $50,000 bail, and his trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 15. A circuit judge had ordered him to get rid of all guns and ammunition.
During this week's arrest, police said, McGuire was allegedly found with drugs and drug paraphernalia. His 26-year-old wife allegedly tried to stop officers from arresting him. She was booked on suspicion of hindering prosecution.
In 1989 McGuire was sentenced to five years in prison for robbery, theft, promoting dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia possession. In 1998 he was sentenced to another five years in prison, with a minimum sentence of 23 months.
In January 2005 he was arrested at the Tommy Bahama store at Ala Moana after he tried to steal $1,805 worth of slacks and aloha shirts before security officers caught him. McGuire pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years' probation and fined $14,400.