January 24, 2023, 12:14 PM HST
* Up to date January 24, 12:16 PM
Hawai‘i Island police have arrested and charged 35-year-old Rancey Sonny Kawika Lee, of Pāhoa, with varied offenses following an armed theft of a quick meals restaurant in a shopping mall in Pāhoa.
He was armed with a screwdriver and huge wrench, in line with witness statements to Puna patrol officers.
The incident occurred round 1 p.m. on Jan. 20. Lee, who disguised his face, went behind the counter and made loud verbal calls for for cash, in line with the police.
Lee left empty-handed earlier than police arrived. There have been no reported accidents to staff.
Further responding officers positioned Lee strolling on Pāhoa Village Street, the place he was arrested with out incident. He was discovered to be in possession of a pair of scissors and a wrench as described by witnesses.
He was cost with second-degree theft, first-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree felony trespass drug. His bail was set at $36,000.
Police ask anybody who might have data relating to this incident to contact the police division’s non-emergency quantity at 808-935-3331 or Det. Kimo Keliipaakaua of the Space I Prison Investigation Part at 808-961-2375 or e mail [email protected]
Tipsters preferring to stay nameless might name the islandwide Crime Stoppers quantity at (808) 961-8300 and could also be eligible for a reward of as much as $1,000.