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Two men located, arrested and charged for Puna robbery 08-21-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area I
Captain Robert Wagner
Phone: 961-2251
Report No. C13019638


Media Release (update)

Hawaiʻi Island police have located two 30-year-old Puna men who 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. Tuesday (August 20) during a warrants sweep in Hawaiian Beaches.

At 11:35 a.m. Wednesday (August 21), detectives charged McCurley  with second-degree robbery, second-degree theft and kidnapping. His bail 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 cellblock pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Thursday.

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.

Police ask anyone with information about the third suspect to contact Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or dmorimoto@co.hawaii.hi.us. Persons may also call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.