HONOLULU — Honolulu police are investigating whether the two men involved in a crime spree that snarled Honolulu traffic last week are the same suspects captured on a widely-publicized surveillance video trying to rob a Waikele jewelry store five days earlier.

On Thursday, two suspected car thieves led police on a chase, which ended with officers fatally shooting 28-year-old Mark Ahnee of Mililani, who allegedly fired at police with a shotgun.

An autopsy revealed Ahnee had methamphetamine in his system, the medical examiner’s office said Tuesday. A preliminary toxicology screen tested positive for the drug.

On April 9, two masked men were captured on surveillance video trying to break open a display case using a hammer and shotgun at the Zales store in Waikele.

Police Sgt. Kim Buffett of Honolulu CrimeStoppers said that because a shotgun was used in both incidents, detectives are investigating a “long-shot” connection.

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