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UPDATE: Barefoot Bank Robbery Suspect Charged

January 5, 2017, 10:52 AM HST
* Updated January 6, 2:02 PM
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Russell Monlux. HPD photo.

UPDATE: Jan. 6

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged Russell Monlux of Hilo, who was arrested in connection with a bank robbery Tuesday, Jan. 3, in West Hawaiʻi.

At 12:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged 30-year-old Monlux with first-degree robbery, second-degree theft and second-degree terroristic threatening.

His bail was set at $37,000.

He is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday, Jan. 9.

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Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested Russell Monlux, 30, for a robbery that occurred on Jan. 3, 2017, at American Savings Bank in Kona.

Monlux was arrested by Kona Airport without incident, and is presently being held at the Kona Police Station Cellblock pending further investigation.

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Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact Detective David Matsushima at 326-4646, ext. 224, or [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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