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Bank robbery suspect in custody

Police arrested a 57-year-old man on suspicion of robbing a Pahoa bank at Wednesday afternoon.

Officers responding to a 1:47 p.m. call were told a man reportedly demanded money from bank tellers before brandishing a knife. The suspect reportedly fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Neither the bank employees nor were any customers injured.

Following a search of the area by police, Anthony Gover was arrested without incident in the parking lot of the Pahoa Community Aquatic Center, about 800 feet from the bank.

A knife and cash were recovered.

Gover is is being held in the Hilo cellblock on suspicion of first-degree robbery and second-degree theft while detectives investigate.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information about it is asked to contact Detective Grant Todd at (808) 961-2381 or Grant.Todd@hawaiicounty.gov. Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.


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