Prosecutors have charged a 46-year-old man who allegedly tried to rob a restaurant at knifepoint in Kapolei.
Sean F. Kihano appeared in Honolulu District Court today on one count of first degree robbery, two counts of first degree terrorism threat and one count of promoting a dangerous drug in third degree.
His aggregate bail is set at $100,000.
First-degree robbery is a Class A felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison if convicted.
Honolulu police in court papers say a man entered Pizza Hut at 91-590 Farrington Highway around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday, brandished a knife at the general manager and a request note that read, “give me all the money or else I’ll kill you.”
The man fled on foot without taking any money from the restaurant after the general manager activated the panic alarm.
No injuries were reported.
Twenty minutes later, police spotted a male matching the suspect’s description in the Farrington Highway and Kealanani Avenue area of Kapolei.
Officers confronted him when the man ran across the street. Police chased him when at one point the man stopped and brandished a knife towards the officers, police said.
The police ordered him to drop the knife, but the man refused to comply.
A physical struggle ensued and officers removed the knife from the man identified as Kihano and arrested him.