Man indicted on robbery charge in Ward parking lot attack

Gary Lee Landis

A man accused of an attack in a busy Ward parking lot has been indicted.

Gary Lee Landis was indicted on a charge of first-degree robbery. His bail was confirmed at $125,000.

His arraignment and plea will be set when he is served with the grand jury bench warrant.

The 30-year-old is suspected of robbing a 75-year-old woman by hitting her with a baseball bat on Thursday, June 11, in the Ward Gateway Center parking lot.

The victim, who wished to remain anonymous, told KHON2 she was loading her car with groceries when she was knocked unconscious.

“I got whammed in the back. I didn’t even see him coming or anything,” she said. “I just saw him walking and that’s it, and I got hit on the head because my back was towards him. I know I fell down, but I don’t remember falling down.”

When she came to, the woman said she Landis rummaging through her car, but he ran off when she started screaming. Police arrested him just a few blocks away on Ala Moana Boulevard.

This was the third time Landis had been arrested in a matter of weeks.

He was arrested on June 2 for the death of Thaddeus Pirga Jr., which occurred back in November, and released pending investigation two days later.

The very next day, police picked him up for sleeping in a park after hours.

Ward Gateway Center
Ward Gateway Center

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