Police, SWAT search for robbery suspect in Aiea

Police responded to a home on Kalaloa St. in Aiea.

Honolulu police continued to search for a robbery suspect in Aiea Tuesday. The first report came in at 11:50 a.m. involving an armed male on Kalaloa St. in Halawa.

According to a neighbor, the suspect entered a home of an elderly couple and demanded money. “The lady said she got her purse and took the contents out,” said neighbor Leo Limos. “He got her jewelry, like a Seiko watch, and other jewelry that belonged to her.” Then, the man allegedly started to ransack the home, looking for more valuables.

The couple’s four-year-old grandson was also home at the time. Limos says the woman grabbed the boy and ran to a neighbor, yelling for help as the suspect fled through the backyard.

Police are looking for a man in his 40s, 5-feet-10-inches tall and 150 pounds. He is considered armed and dangerous.

HPD brought in dozens of officers including the Special Services Division or SWAT team. A police helicopter also flew over for at least an hour and a half searching for the suspect.

Makalapa Head Start, which is on Kalaloa St., was on lockdown for several hours.

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