Women charged in robbery


Police have charged two Kailua-Kona women for allegedly robbing a teenage girl.

On Tuesday evening, police arrested 18-year-old Judie Kahele and 19-year-old Kayla Arellano. A 13-year-old Kona girl reported on Feb. 15 that she had been waiting for a Hele-On bus at the corner of Kealakaʻa and Kealakehe streets when two women approached her, attacked her and stole her backpack. The victim sustained a laceration to her lip and abrasions to her leg and arms.

Detectives later recovered the victim’s backpack.

On Thursday morning, detectives charged both women with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault and fourth-degree theft. Their bail was set at $7,000 each. They remain at the cellblock pending their initial court appearance scheduled for today .

 

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