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Armed robber hits Wendy's restaurant in KuniaUPDATED 7:19 PM HST Jul 23, 2014Video Transcript
grow... With yet another armed robbery ... And again it's in Waipahu. This time, it's a fast food stickup that left employees and their neighbors deeply afraid! 19 45 118 125 133 141 149 155 Another crime scene in Waipahu... Another business hit. Honolulu police spent this morning interviewing the employees of the latest armed robbery--- the Wendy's in Kunia. It was about 7:40 when wendys employees came running into the flagship FASTLUBE next door---aksing Tez Sotelo to call 911 TEZ: 2;48-2:53 THEY SAID THEIR MANAGER WAS BEING HELD AT GUN POINT AND THEY WERE GETTING ROBBED. the frightened employees told Sotelo the masked man---armed with a LONG GUN---- entered the back door--demanding money. tez1:51-2:01 WHILE I WAS TRYING TO GET INFORMATION FROM THEM I SAW HIM RUNNING OUT THROUGH THE BACK DOOR INTO THE PARKING LOT WITH HIS GUN. THEN MY MANAGER PROCEEDED TO CHASE HIM THROUGH THE PARKING LOT. HARLEY 3:58- 4:18 YOU ACTUALLY RAN AFTER HIM? YES I DID KEPT MY DISTANCE BECAUSE SAW THE WEAPON, YEAH. WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO RUN AFTER HIM, HE'S GOT A GUN? WELL JUST A GOOD PERSON TRYING TO HELP OUT that's WHAT I BELIEVE IN HELP OUT EACHOTHER. Castillo said the man was carrying a purse and some bags. He chased him through the parking lot--- the across the street to the Bank of Hawaii and into the village park residential area-- where he lost him. This is the latest in a string of armed robberies in the area ... Around 4:15 yesterday afternoon..... the Waipahu Times Supermarket was robbed. Employees say the masked man brandished a firearm. Early Monday morning ..... The McDonalds near the Pearl Kai shopping center was robbed by a masked man carrying a long gun. And on July 14th... The Waipahu jack in the box was robbed just before 5am by a masked man also carrying a long gun. On July 10th around 4am the Waipahu LONGS was robbed by two masked men armed with knives. Police will not say if they believe any of these incidents are related. They are still seeking the armed masked men who robbed the Salt Lake American Savings Bank on May 13th.. And the Pearl Ridge American Savings bank on May 30th. Detectives tell KITV4 there's not much of a description to go on in today's holdup.... The robber had a mask, sunglasses and long sleeves and pants.