Police are looking for this man, shown here in a robbery attempt yesterday at the Dillingham branch of Hawaii National Bank.
Serial bank robber still on loose after 2 heists
Meanwhile, a suspect in two other bank robberies is arrested as he tries to escape
It has been a bad week for bank tellers.
After a string of five bank robberies in as many days, a serial bank robber is still wanted by police, while another alleged bank robber has been captured.
On Wednesday the same unknown man hit Honolulu and Waipahu banks within 90 minutes of each other and fled without money in one attempt, police said.
In the first robbery, at Hawaii National Bank, 1505 Dillingham Blvd., the suspect gave a teller a demand note at about 2:20 p.m. and fled when the teller became frightened, police said.
Just more than an hour later, the man hit American Savings Bank, 94-060 Farrington Highway, police said. A witness reported that he escaped in a white compact four-door sedan driven by an accomplice.
In both instances, police described the man as in his 20s, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 160 pounds. He was wearing the same clothes: a khaki jacket, blue denim long pants, blue tennis shoes and dark sunglasses.
Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME from a cellular phone.
Meanwhile, police were able to nab the suspected bank robber in a heist earlier Wednesday.
At about 10:25 a.m., according to police, a 38-year-old man entered the American Savings Bank at 1018 McCully St. and gave a demand note to the teller. He was seen heading west on Young Street.
Police arrested the suspect in a downtown location at about 10:45 p.m. as he tried to flee from officers, said police Capt. Frank Fujii.
Authorities also believe the man might have been involved in a robbery Monday at a First Hawaiian Bank downtown.
In a separate robbery at 10 a.m. Saturday -- the first in the latest string -- a man in his early 30s escaped with money from the First Hawaiian Bank at 1111 S. Beretania St.