Two men on the loose after bank robberyUPDATED 7:47 PM HST May 13, 2014Video Transcript
tonight ... Two men pulled off an in-your-face bank robbery today... Good evening, I'm Yunji de Nies. And I'm Paula Akana. More alarming.. Both men are still out there... There's not that much sunlight left, so it'll be advantage, bad guys before long. KITV4's Catherine Cruz has our top story! 12 51 114 132 136 202 The suspects hit the American Savings bank just before 10:30 in the morning. Customers who were in the bank at the time say it was frightening to see two armed men with their faces hidden by masks and hoods charge into the bank. - Major Hite 25: 25-25:44 - "One was armed with a rifle and one was armed with a pistol. The suspect with the rifle stood watch at the door. The suspect armed with a pistol approached several tellers and made demands for money, " The men fled the bank and ran toward the back of the strip mall scaling this hillside and disappearing into the neighborhood. 27:31-27:46 - "There were some witnesses, employees working in the back. They pointed us in the direction. Responding patrol officers followed that lead did a search in the back and swat teams are supporting that search effort," - Cruz 38:28-38: 36 - - "Amidst barking dogs and startled neighbors, the swat teams went house- to-house. They started on Kahilolu way and are making their way toward Salt Lake Boulevard." Police say the suspects were in their 20's made off with an undisclosed amount cash in a backpack. CHun Yung happened to be home alone when police showed up on his door step asking questions. - Chun Yung 40:47 -40:49 -Where you scared? Oh, yeah! Scared, scared !" - Chun Yung 40:04- 40:09 - "They checked everything. ID.They checked the bag," Across the street, worried parents gathered in the parking lot outside of Aliamanu elementary hoping to be able to pick up their children early. Parents at the elementary school were upset they did not receive any alerts from the school. - Nichole Bogart 17:51- 17: -"The only thing we saw was on Facebook and our own specialist from our ship posted it," - Nelly Willis 15:11 - 15:27 - "There are still two gunman out there. I don't know if my little girl is freaking out because she is trapped in her class room when other days the windows and doors would be open. There is no security here at this school on this campus, so anyone could walk in and walk out," There were police at St Philomena's early learning center. Staff say about a dozen classes of pre- schoolers went without lunch when the couldnt make it to the cafeteria. - Modesto Lagra 9:57 - 10:01 - "Cannot.They stopped it is too crazy, too dangerous to go out. So that's why we stopped." They managed to survive the day with juice and snacks on hand. After police failed to find any trace of the gunmen, they finally cleared the shopping center four hours after the holdup. Catherine Cruz KITV4 news If you have any you're asked to call crimestoppers at 955-8300.