Last suspect arrested, charged in Puna robbery 07-24-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
DETECTIVE RICHARD J. SHERLOCK
PHONE: 961-2379
JULY 24, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE

Big Island police arrested and charged the fifth suspect Thursday (July 24, 2003) in a robbery that occurred last week in Puna.

The suspect, a 16-year-old male juvenile, was arrested and charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and first-degree terroristic threatening. He was then turned over to Family Court juvenile authorities.

The juvenile was among five suspects sought in the robbery. Two more juvenile suspects, ages 14 and 15, and two adults have now been arrested and charged in the crime.

The other two juveniles, ages 14 and 15, were charged Tuesday (July 22, 2003) with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and first-degree terroristic threatening and turned over to Family Court juvenile authorities.

Two adult suspects turned themselves in to police.

One suspect, Brandon Jason Enos, 21, of no permanent address, gave himself up to police Monday. He was charged Wednesday (July 23, 2003) with one count each of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and first-degree terroristic threatening. He was also charged with two firearms offenses, possession of a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun with a barrel less than 18 inches long and illegal place to keep a firearm.

The other suspect, Waimoku Lum Ho, 19, of a Hilo address, was charged Friday with one count each of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, first-degree terroristic threatening, promotion of a detrimental drug and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia and two counts of illegal place to keep a weapon.

The robbery occurred early Thursday (July 17, 2003) when five males forced their way into a residence on Ka’ohe Homestead Road near Pahoa. Two of the robbers were armed with firearms and one was armed with a bow and arrow.

The victim said the robbers demanded drugs and cash, and after being told he had no drugs, the robbers took some marijuana and personal items and then fled the residence on foot.

Patrol officers responding to the victim’s 911 call spotted several males walking along Ka’ohe Homestead Road and arrested Lum Ho. The rest fled into the surrounding heavy brush.

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