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01-06-17 Suspect charged in Kealakekua bank robbery investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C17000168


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a man who was arrested in connection with a bank robbery Tuesday (January 3) in West Hawaiʻi.

At 12:45 p.m. Friday (January 6) detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section charged 30-year-old Russell Monlux of Hilo 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 (January 9).