2 convenience stores hit by armed robbers overnight

Someone held up two more Oahu convenience stores overnight and police are still looking for the person or people responsible.

The first one occurred in Mililani, at around 2:30 a.m. Friday at the Aloha Island Mini Mart on the corner of Kuahelani Avenue and Kipapa Drive.

Police say an armed robber hit the mart, wearing all black and had his face partially covered. He demanded money from the female cashier.

No one was injured. It’s unknown how much money was taken.

He’s believed to be between 5-foot-3 to 5-foot-6 and was last seen running in the direction of McDonald’s. The suspect remains on the loose.

Tesoro gas station, Kapahulu Avenue
Police respond to an armed robbery at the Tesoro gas station, Kapahulu Avenue

Then at around 3:20 a.m. Friday, an armed robber hit the Tesoro gas station at 707 Kapahulu Ave.

According to police, the suspect was described as wearing a black sweater hoodie with a black mask. Initial reports say he had a gun or gun-like weapon.

The suspect was last seen running away on foot headed towards the new Popeyes restaurant on Kapahulu Avenue.

No one was injured. The amount of cash taken is unknown. The suspect remains on the loose.

This morning’s incidents now bring the total amount of reported robberies in the last week to seven.

The Honolulu Police Dept. addressed this recent rash of armed robberies at a press conference Friday afternoon.

Police are still looking for the man who robbed the Mapunapuna Wendy’s restaurant Thursday. This robbery also happened in the early morning hours.

Police say the suspect demanded money from a worker and then ran off with cash. A weapon was used.

It comes a day after an armed man robbed another Wendy’s in Kunia. The suspect wore a mask.

Two days before this incident, the McDonald’s near Pearl Kai Shopping center was hit.

Last Monday, an armed robber forced his way into the Jack in the box in Waipahu.

Police are not saying if the crimes are related.

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