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Bank Robbery Kauai Style
I was working on my monthly newsletter and came upon the article I saved about our bank robbery. That's right, there was a bank robbery right here in Paradise. The Kukui Grove Shopping Center branch of First Hawaiian bank was robbed in broad daylight on Friday May 23rd. According to the May 24th Garden Island newspaper, "the man - approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and in his 40s - approached a teller and demanded money, according to officials. He left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash. Mall security and police arrived within 15 minutes of the incident."
I guess he fled somewhere but really, where can one run to on an Island? Into the taro fields? What is really interesting about this robber is how he was caught. A few days later, "Bank robbery suspect Mark Chambers hitchhiked to the police station Tuesday before turning himself in, according to police and the man who says he picked him up."
Bill "Eichenberger, a retired military helicopter pilot, picked up Chambers at roughly 8:30 PM and asked where he was headed. A series of cordial questions revealed that Chambers was also going to Lihue, specifically to the police station ... more
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