On June 7, 2017 at about 9 p.m., a cashier at the Chevron gas station located at 3425 Old Haleakala Highway in Pukalani reported being robbed at gunpoint. An unidentified female came into the store of the gas station and pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded money. The female left the store with cash and fled in an awaiting vehicle that was parked outside the store. The driver of the vehicle was described as a local male.
On June 20, 2017, 36 year old Desmond Puu of Makawao was arrested in connection with the robbery. He was charged with the offense of Robbery in the First Degree. His bail was set at $250,000.
On August 4, 2017, 26 year old Cianna Cruz Wallace of Paia was arrested in connection with the robbery. She was charged with the offense of Robbery in the First Degree and her bail was set at $250,000.