Woman, 24, arrested in Waikiki store robbery

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A 24-year-old woman was arrested Sunday after allegedly robbing a convenience store in Waikiki, police said.

The woman allegedly brandished a weapon in the robbery at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday.

She ran away, but police located her about 2 1/2 hours later and arrested her near Kalakaua Avenue and Lewers Street.

She was booked for investigation of first-degree robbery.

Shortly afterward, a man robbed a convenience store in Kalihi in a separate incident, police said.

The man allegedly brandished a weapon and ran away after the incident at about 2:35 a.m.

His identity and whereabouts were unknown. Police opened a first-degree robbery investigation.

Man, 79, arrested in alleged sexual assault of girl

A 79-year-old man accused of continuously sexually assaulting a girl was arrested Saturday in Waianae.

Albert Mejia was arrested shortly after 7 p.m. at the Maili Cove apartment complex. His bail was set at $100,000.

He was indicted Dec. 19 on one count of first-degree sexual assault, three counts of third-degree sexual assault, and one count of continuous sexual assault of a minor under 14.

Court records say Mejia sexually assaulted the girl for several years from 2009 to 2013. The girl turned 18 in 2016.

Honolulu CrimeStoppers Coordinator Sgt. Chris Kim told KHON2 that Mejia was the boyfriend of a family member to the victim.


Source: 911 in the 808