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Leilani Estates Robbery Suspects Nabbed

August 21, 2013, 5:51 PM HST
* Updated August 25, 10:54 AM
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Police located two 30-year-old Puna men yesterday who were being sought in connection with a robbery in the Leilani Estates subdivision last month.

Mark McCurley of Hawaiian Beaches and Kawika Kahee of the Black Sand subdivision were arrested at 11 a.m., Aug. 20, during a warrants sweep in Hawaiian Beaches, police said.

At 11:35 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, detectives charged McCurley with second-degree robbery, second-degree theft and kidnapping. His bail was set at $85,000. Kahee was charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree theft and third-degree assault. His bail was set at $37,000.

Both men are being held at the Hilo police cell block pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 22.

The victim, a 56-year-old woman, reported that three individuals who were invited to her home used force against her and removed several items on July 24. The suspects left the home in a white Ford Mustang. The third suspect has not been identified.

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Police ask anyone with information about the third suspect to contact Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or [email protected] Persons may also call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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