Alleged Honolulu Teen Bank Robbers Picture Themselves with Cash on Facebook

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Kalani Watson aka Kiki Seui posts himself on his Facebook account with wads of cash two days after allegedly robbing a Reynolds Recycling center of $500
Kalani Watson aka Kiki Seui posts himself on his Facebook account with wads of cash two days after allegedly robbing a Reynolds Recycling center of $500
Kalani Watson aka Kiki Seui posts himself on his Facebook account with wads of cash two days after allegedly robbing a Reynolds Recycling center of $500

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN – HONOLULU – Probably the first rule of committing armed robbery, don’t post yourself with the cash you stole on your social media account.

But that’s exactly what Marcus Kalani Watson and Rogussia Eddie Allen Danielson did, according to an Aug. 11 FBI affidavit made public Aug. 12.

Kalani Watson aka Kiki Seui
Kalani Watson aka Kiki Seui

Watson, 19, who goes by the name Kiki Seui, was indicted by the FBI as the “mastermind” of a series of armed robberies in which he targeted Oahu banks and a recycling center.

Watson posted himself holding two thick wads of cash in his cover photo on Facebook on April 24, two days after his first armed robbery at Reynolds Recycling Center on Salt Lake Boulevard, where the affidavit said Watson “threatened force, violence and fear of injury.”

Wearing a black ski mask and brown hooded jacket, Watson brandished a black semi automatic pistol, and pointed a gun at both employees, the affidavit said. The employees surrendered more than $500 in cash.

On May 1, Watson, masked and brandishing a handgun, allegedly robbed the Wahiawa branch of American Savings Bank walking away with nearly $7,000. He then boarded a city bus and watched as the police sped to the scene as the bus left the bus stop. He reportedly purchased a Lexus with some of the money he stole and paid for his $2,000 root canal in cash.

Twelve days later, Watson teamed up with Rogussia Eddie Allen Danielson, 19, who goes by Eddie Danielson, to rob American Savings Bank’s Salt Lake Branch. That day, Watson, masked and with his handgun, and Danielson, masked and with a shotgun, walked away with a considerably bigger stash – $21,720 – after they demanded money from four tellers.

Rogussia Eddie Allen Danielson who goes by Eddie Danielson, posted himself on Facebook June 12 with cash he allegedly stole during bank robberies, an FBI affidavit said
Rogussia Eddie Allen Danielson who goes by Eddie Danielson, posted himself on Facebook June 12 with cash he allegedly stole during bank robberies, an FBI affidavit said

Danielson would follow in Watson’s footsteps, posting a photo of himself on Facebook, fanning out the cash he allegedly stole. Under it, he posted the phrase, “Bitch its HD the boy, a five star goer, I never beg a nigga for money I kill for it.”

On May 30, Watson and Danielson added a third man to their team – 18-year-old AJ Williander – when they robbed the American Savings Bank branch in Aiea, the indictment said, this time getting $11,569 in cash from the tellers before fleeing.

Honolulu police, concerned with escalating violence, teamed up with the FBI to track the dangerous trio.

A confidential source told authorities about the suspects and the crimes the trio allegedly committed. The informant passed a polygraph test July 26.

Watson was reportedly becoming more violent, according to the informant, telling the informant he should have shot a Reynolds Recycling employee who threw the money on the ground instead of putting it in his bag.

Watson reported told the informant: “I should’ve shot that fucking stupid Hawaiian, yeah I should have killed that stupid Hawaiian, he was the one acting tough, he should have got shot in the chest. Yeah nigga, I was going to bust that nigga’s chest open, he thought I was playing too, that bitch ass nigga, I cocked the gun and aimed it at him.”

FBI agents learned from the informant that on June 2, Watson boarded an Alaska Airlines plane to Oakland, California, where his mother and brother lived.

They also learned Watson was returning to Honolulu from Oakland, California, Aug. 11, and arranged with the airline to accompany him without his knowledge.

AJ Williander
AJ Williander

FBI agents sat beside Watson throughout the flight to ensure public safety. When the plane was on the Honolulu International Airport runway, the agents arrested Watson.

Williander, who was waiting to pick up Watson at the airport, also was arrested.

Danielson was apprehended later at his home without incident.

All three men lived in a Halawa public complex.

FBI Special Agent James Mitchell of the Criminal Enterprise Squad, authored the Aug. 11 affidavit, disclosing he used a confidential informant as well as witnesses and public records to crack the case.

He wrote: “Watson is suspected of committing an armed robbery of a Reynolds Recycling Inc. facility, the Central Pacific Bank Wahiawa Branch and the American Savings Bank Salt Lake branch and the American Savings Pearlridge bank branch. It is believed that Danielson is involved in the American Savings Bank Salt Lake branch robbery and the American Savings Bank Pearl Ridge robbery while Williander was the getaway driver for the Pearlridge robbery.”

U.S. Attorney Flo Nakakuni said federal law enforcement worked closely with local law enforcement to solve the case through use of technology and “good old fashioned police work.”

FBI Special Agent in Charge Viva Bottom said: “Solving these robberies was a particular priority for the FBI and the Honolulu Police Department because of the escalated level of threatened violence involved.”

All three defendants, who will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney, will appear in court Wednesday afternoon. They could face up to 20 years in prison for each count against them.

Honolulu Police Department Chief Louis Kealoha said: “Honolulu is definitely safer now that these three suspects are in custody.”

Both Bottom and Kealoha said serial bank robberies are highly unusual in Hawaii.

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    • I forgot to add, great job FBI, HPD and Ms. Nakakuni. I hope they (the 3 scumbags) are prosecuted to fullest extent of the law and that they meet some "unfortunate" accident while incarcerated.

    • Great idea. Let's just skip the entire legal system and start killing people that haven't been convicted yet.

      • Who's saying to "skip" the legal system. If you read the comment you'll understand that what I said is "it's too bad neither of the three didn't put up resistance", ie. that would include pulling a weapon which in turn would be met with an even greater response. So 808_boiyo don't go getting your pannies all in a bunch, try reading the comment carefully before you respond.

  1. If by "a Halawa public complex" is meant Halawa Housing, then it's no surprise. Lots of "up and coming" wannabe "gangstas". As a side note to the folks who are advocating suspending every law-abiding citizens 2nd amendment right, do any of you think these clowns were using legally registered firearms? More specifically, do you think these POS's would give a crap about gun laws and resort to using other weapons if there were tighter controls? Hell no, animals like these have one MO, Breaking all Societal laws, taking what they are too lazy or stupid to earn for themselves and no moral obligation to anyone but themselves. Watson, himself provided a very telling piece of insight into his attitude about shooting someone by saying “I should’ve shot that fucking stupid Hawaiian, yeah I should have killed that stupid Hawaiian, he was the one acting tough, he should have got shot in the chest. Yeah nigga, I was going to bust that nigga’s chest open, he thought I was playing too, that bitch ass nigga, I cocked the gun and aimed it at him.” Now to illustrate my point, imagine theses guys doing a home invasion of your house or robbing you and you, the law abiding citizen has no home defense firearm because your 2nd amendement right was taken from you, rendering you a victim of these POS's to be robbed, beaten, raped or killed as opposed to having a legal, registered 12 gauge to defend yourself. So tell me, which scenario would you rather have? Thought so!

    • SO yeah they did do a stupid thing that was just dumb. but hay that’s not your job to be putting them down. okay!! its also not your job to be judging them. yes we all know that they did some bad things., but its not for u to be looking and judging about.becasue like it said 18 and 19 years of age. there still young yes young adults but u know what not a lot of people grew up to be smart or rich or wealth living.. so yes everyone makes mistakes in life and yeah they will suffer for the consequences.. and the main thing is no one died.. even if u say to yourself so but what if. there is no what if because no did. so just shut up and looking at yourself and judge yourself. theres not one person that I know that never makes mistakes in there life.i don’t know what was there excuse really but im close to all three of them. and by personal experience for your fyi they grew up in a wrong neighborhood where once there in you can never go out. so to some people u might say how is it so hard being a gangstah but the truth u can never know unless u become one. and that’s a big choice to make. and yes they may have made that choice but who knows what if deep down they regreted it but what are they suppose to do..

  2. Don't these kids have brains? What makes them think they can commit a federal offense bringing in the FBI and think they'll get away with it with a hand slap? Or maybe they have been shown that our courts will blame their unfortunate upbringing (without criticizing their parent(s) of course) and let them off with community service. These "kids" should be treated as adults with long sentences as a lesson to other gangsta wannabees. Otherwise, this sort of behavior is be copies and multiply. These kids certainly were raised in an anti-social environment by irresponsible parents and family friends but they need to be given credit for being able to think for themselves and punished for their well-planned criminal actions.

    • And by the way, they are Adults and will be prosecuted as Adults. It's too bad their juvee records will not be taken into consideration, because they are fairly extensive. You don't get to Armed Robbery, Bank Robbery and contemplating Murder overnight. These POS's have been "baking" for awhile, or should I say "half-baking".

    • They have brains. The Local Police didn't have a clue and, as in the past, couldn't solve simple crimes. They needed the Feds to do local police work. Good job Feds!!

      The criminal element knows this and takes advantage of the ineptitude of the local "Island Police"….

  3. Hawaii needs to lighten their weapons carrying permit system and allow for conceal carry. Then we could lay waste to these idiots when they least expect it.

  4. This report states; "Honolulu Police Department Chief Louis Kealoha said: “Honolulu is definitely safer now that these three suspects are in custody."
    Yet, it seems Honolulu will pay millions too. Kitv4 states;
    "Dozens of CID (Criminal Investigation Division) investigators, crime reduction unit officers, patrol and swat officers, criminal analysts and others at HPD have been working tirelessly to identify and track down these dangerous perpetrators. Today's arrests are a direct result of their hard worked and diligence."added Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha. "

    Read more: http://www.kitv.com/news/fbi-makes-arrests-in-oah

    • Millions is an exaggeration, but I get your point. This is our tax dollars at work. We either complain when shit happens, blaming law enforcement for lack of adequate policing or we complain about the cost to do the work, which includes investigations, forensic evidence, CID, CRU, etc. How about for once, just lauding the great work Law Enforcement did. We all know, things don't always work out as planned, even with the best intentions, but when the bad guys take one up the kiester, be happy.

  5. Hey Malia, you got it all wrong, the best thing for you, I and the rest of society rocket scientists like these can do IS TO POST THEMSELVES on social media. So don't discourage self-aggrandizement such as this.

  6. all three kina look like Obama. some of his "sons" maybe? maybe "Hawaiian privilege" made them do it…

  7. my home boyzzz my ride or die partners I grew up with hope yall make better choices next time and start thinking.. cuz I swear if our principal collet was to her this I swear she would get on ur guys ass cuz I know we all do mistakes but we still have love for yall… A_TOWN H_MOB 99ST rePIN BOYSSS HEADS UPP…

    MARCUS @K@ KIKI… DANELSON @K@ EDDIE A.J

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