Kauai man arrested after liquor store robbery triggered school lockdowns

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Two Kauai schools were briefly put on lockdown Thursday as police searched for the suspect in a liquor store robbery.

It happened at around 11 a.m. at Umi’s Store on Pokole Road in Waimea.

According to a preliminary report, a man walked into the store holding what appeared to be a handgun and demanded money. No one was hurt.

The suspect fled the scene and police later found him at a nearby home, where they identified him as Dylan Kekoa Nunies, 18.

Waimea Canyon Middle School and Waimea High School were put on lockdown during the search. The lockdown was lifted at 12:05 p.m. after Nunies was placed in custody.

He was arrested for first-degree robbery and is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail. He has not been formally charged.

Police continue to investigate the case.

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