How three suspects pulled off armed bank robberies on OahuUPDATED 10:39 PM HST Aug 12, 2014Video Transcript
You've seen the crimes -- now the suspected robbers are in custody. Good Evening I'm Yunji de Nies.. Kenny Choi has the night off. Three teenagers are locked up tonight after an alleged string of robberies. KITV4's Brenton Awa is standing by with tonights top story. Brenton. Yunji -- It 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. Four armed robberies in 39 days could land three 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 here 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... Williander just last year. But coaches say both of them didn't make it through their respective seasons because they were cut after not showing up to practices. Coaches say it's not a surprise that these teenagers took the path they did. 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 this Reynolds Recycling Center near Ice Palace where he allegedly made off with 585-dollars. Then the risk went up -- The documents say Watson robbed this Central Pacific Bank in Wahiawa just a week later. And get this -- the justice department says set up his getaway by calling the city bus line to find out when the bus comes by this shopping center. Two minutes after making out with nearly 7-grand -- Watson ditched some clothes at this Longs and caught the bus out of there. Then two weeks later -- US attorneys say he struck again... This time in Salt Lake at this American Savings bank with Eddie Danielson. The documents show the two getting away with nearly 22- thousand-dollars. And then -- their last hit -- coming on May 30th in Pearlridge. Where the Justice Department says all three teamed up and took more than 11,500 dollars from this 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 today at Honolulu International Airport as 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. Yunji... Brenton -- Do we know where the stolen money went? Yunji -- We know the suspects got a way with more than $40-thousand dollars ... But we only know where some of it went. The court documents say that Watson used 2-grand to by a used lexus and another 3- grand at the dentist. No word on where the rest of the money went though.