Robbery suspect arrested

LIHUE — Kauai police have arrested the man believed to be responsible for Thursday’s robbery at the First Hawaiian Bank on Rice Street.

Norman K. Akana, Jr., 42, of Hanapepe is being held in police cellblock on suspicion of robbery.

According to police, a male subject walked into the bank at approximately 10 a.m. and passed a note to the teller stating that he had a gun and demanded money. He then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Following the robbery, KPD disseminated surveillance photos and a description of the man at large, which helped police to identify the suspect as Norman K. Akana, Jr.

Akana, Jr. was located at a residence in Niumalu at approximately 8:20 p.m. and remains in police custody. Bail has not yet been set as the investigation remains ongoing.

An update on this arrest is expected later today.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Police Dispatch at 241-1711. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call CrimeStoppers at 246-8300.

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