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Man arrested in Kahului gas station robbery

On Friday, December 8, 2017 at about 10:20 p.m., a male walked into the Hele Gas Station located at 243 Puunene Avenue in Kahului. The male held a dangerous instrument in his hand and demanded cash from an employee. Another employee called for help and the male grabbed that employee before hanging up the phone.

Police arrived and detained the male without incident. The male was identified as 34-year-old Roy Gouveia, who has no local address.

Gouveia was arrested for the offense of Attempted Robbery in the First Degree. He was released pending further investigation. Gouveia was being held on unrelated separate warrants totaling $75,000.00 in bail.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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