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Attempted Robbery at Kailua-Kona Gas Station

July 5, 2012, 4:01 PM HST
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An uncooperative cashier apparently foiled an attempt to rob a Kailua-Kona gas station Wednesday night.

Police said a young Caucasian man carrying a handgun entered the Lako Street Chevron station shortly before midnight and demanded money from the 46-year-old cashier.

The man fled when the cashier refused to hand over the cash.

Police said the suspect had a fair complexion and was in his late teens to early 20s and weighed between 150 and 160 pounds. He was wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt, shoes, shoes and mirrored sunglasses.

He fled the scene in a light-colored four-door sedan.

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Police are asking that anyone with information on the incident call Det. Sean Smith at 326-4646, ext. 262, or the police department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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