01-25-17 Police seek help identifying two persons in theft investigation

South Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Miles Chong
Phone: 961-2213
Report No. C17002327

 

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two persons whose images were captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a theft investigation.

At approximately 9:47 a.m. Tuesday (January 24), a man removed a wallet that was inadvertently left at a checkout counter at a retail establishment on the 300 block of East Makaʻala Street in Hilo. The man is believed to be in his mid-20s, with a mustache and goatee. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, tan shorts, a black baseball-type hat and slippers.

He was accompanied by a woman, also believed to be in her mid-20s, who had dark shoulder-length hair. She was wearing black pants, a gray sweater over a white tank-top and carrying a black shoulder bag.

Police ask anyone who knows the identity of either person or who has any other information about this case to call Officer Christopher Jelsma at 961-2221 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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