Kona Women Charged in Robbery of 13-year-old Girl
Two Kona women were charged today in connection with the robbery last week of a 13-year-old girl in Kailua-Kona.
The victim told police she was waiting for a Hele-On bus at the intersection of Kealaka`a and Kealakehe streets at 2:24 p.m. Friday when the pair attacked her and stole her backpack.
Police said the girl sustained a cut lip and scrapes on her leg and arms.
An investigation led police to the two suspects, identified as 18-year-old Judie Kahele and 19-year-old Kayla Arellano, both of Kailua-Kona. Both were arrested on Tuesday.
They were each charged this morning with robbery, assault and theft, and were being in lieu of $7,000 bail pending their initial court appearance.
The backpack has been recovered, police said.