Two men arrested and charged with bank theft
HONOLULU, Hawaii – Ameer A. Davis, 23, of Kaneohe, Hawaii, was charged on April 20, 2020 by federal complaint with bank theft as an agent of, or as a person connected in a capacity with a federally insured bank. On April 23, 2020, Landon L. Williams, 19, of Ft. Shafter, Hawaii, was charged by federal complaint with conspiring with Davis in the theft.
U.S. Attorney Kenji M. Price for the District of Hawaii announced that the complaints allege that on February 3, 2020, Davis was an employee of Pacific Courier, Inc. (PCI), an armored services provider. PCI had a contract to use its armored vans to transport money under the care, custody, and control of First Hawaiian Bank (FHB), whose deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. On February 3, the PCI armored van in which Davis was riding parked at the Ala Moana Shopping Center. Davis and all other occupants got out of the armored van, leaving it unattended. Around 10:45 a.m., Williams and another individual exited a vehicle parked near the PCI armored van wearing Spiderman masks. Using a key left for them by Davis, they opened a side door of the PCI armored van and removed bags containing approximately $400,000 in federally insured funds.
The charges in these complaints are merely allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
These cases are being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Honolulu Police Department. They are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Marshall H. Silverberg.
Ashley Mah Edwards