Man Arrested in Josh Holloway Robbery

Man Arrested in Josh Holloway Robbery
Josh Holloway

10/19/2005 AT 03:00 PM EDT

Police in Honolulu arrested a man they believe may be connected to the home-invasion robbery of Josh Holloway, a star of the ABC hit drama Lost.

Authorities arrested the man after a car he and a companion were riding in was pulled over. Police say the man matches the general description of the person who broke into Holloway’s home Oct. 12 and held the actor and his wife at gunpoint, the Associated Press reports.

During the incident Holloway and his wife, Yessica, were rousted from bed at gunpoint by a man who took cash and credit cards and then drove off in Holloway's Mercedes-Benz, which police found abandoned a short time later.

Police described the man who was arrested Tuesday as "a possible suspect" in the robbery. He was arrested on outstanding burglary and assault warrants, AP reports, but he did not come along easily.

When police stopped the car, the men initially refused to exit the vehicle. The officers fired pepper spray and wooden bullets to force the men out. The confrontation was enough to cause the evacuation of the nearby Aliolani Elementary School.

In a statement released after the robbery, Holloway thanked the police, saying, "We are very grateful for the help of the Honolulu Police Department and the support of the local community." He has otherwise not commented on the incident.

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