Three teenagers are locked up after an alleged string of robberies that all started about four months ago. The suspects allegedly hit a recycling center first back in April then they moved on to bank after bank after bank using guns in every one of those crimes.
The four armed robberies happened in a matter of 39 days and could land those teenage suspects behind bars for a very long time. Those suspects are all from Aiea. Police identified them as Rogussia Eddie Allen Danielson, Kalani Watson, also known as Kiki Seui and AJ Williander. We're told Watson and Danielson live at the Halawa View Apartments. Residents told us the two were usually up to no good. One person said she constantly had to scold them for damaging property around the building.
Both Danielson and Williander played football at Aiea High School. Danielson last suited up two-years-ago and Williander just last year. Coaches say both of them didn't make it through their respective seasons because they were cut after not showing up to practices.
The mastermind behind these robberies is thought to be Watson. According to court documents, he's suspected to be involved in all four starting at a Reynolds Recycling Center near Ice Palace where he allegedly made off with $585.
Then the risk went up as the documents say Watson robbed a Central Pacific Bank in Wahiawa just a week later. The Justice Department says he set up his getaway by calling the City Bus line to find out when the bus comes by the shopping center. Two minutes after making out with nearly $7,000, Watson ditched some clothes at Longs and caught the bus out of there.
Then two weeks later, U.S attorneys say he struck again. This time in Salt Lake at an American Savings bank with Eddie Danielson. The documents show the two getting away with nearly $22,000.
Then their last hit came on May 30th in Pearlridge where the Justice Department says all three teamed up and took more than $11,500 from an American Savings Bank.
The FBI says Danielson and Watson were seen on Facebook with their hands full of cash, and a confidential informant helped lead investigators to them. Watson was arrested Tuesday at the Honolulu International Airport as he was getting off a plane coming in from California. Williander was also arrested at the airport while he was waiting to pick Watson up. Danielson was taken in by police at his house in Aiea.
The suspects got a way with more than $40,000. The court documents say that Watson used $2,000 to buy a used Lexus and another $3,000 at a dentist. There has been no information released on where the rest of the money went.