Honolulu police search for Kapahulu gas station robber

Honolulu police are searching for a man who robbed the Chevron gas station on Kapahulu Avenue Thursday. It happened at around 11:30 a.m.

A witness told KHON2 he went into the Food Mart to pay for gas and saw a man armed with a handgun.

Kapahulu Avenue.
Kapahulu Avenue.

“As soon as I saw him go for his belt, I went to the back of the store. He went up to the cash register, demanded money from her and told her, ‘Ten seconds and no one gets hurt.’ Then she gave him the money and as he ran out, he told her, ‘Tell the owner I’ll pay him back,'” said Travis Grobe. “We had a split second where we were face-to-face and he had the ski mask and sunglasses and fisherman’s hat and full thing. Couldn’t see anything.”

No shots were fired and no one was hurt.

HPD says the man is believed to be in his 20s, around 5’6″ to 5’8″ tall, and around 140 to 160 lbs. He was wearing a white long sleeve shirt, dark colored long pants, and dark glasses. He had a black cloth covering his face and was wearing a light colored fishing hat. He brandished a black colored handgun.

Police cordoned off the area and canvassed the surrounding neighborhood.

Neighbors say this gas station has been robbed several times.

Police have not confirmed if this robbery is connected to previous area robberies.

Jefferson Elementary and the Hawaii School for the Deaf and the Blind were both on lockdown for less than an hour.


  • 20s
  • 5’6″ to 5’8″
  • 140 to 160 lbs.
  • White long sleeve shirt
  • Dark colored long pants
  • Dark glasses
  • Black cloth covering his face
  • Light colored fishing hat
  • Black colored handgun

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on your cellular phone.

Jefferson Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School

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