HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH KOHALA PATROL DISTRICT
LIEUTENANT EARL HATADA
FEBRUARY 9, 2004
MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE
South Kohala patrol officers have turned over the case of an attemnpted robbery at a hotel along the South Kohala coast to the West Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section.
The robbery attempt occurred Thursday evening (February 5, 2004) in which a 16-year-old male was injured.
Responding to an 8:40 p.m. call, South Kohala patrol officers determined that an unknown male walked up behind the victim, shoved him and demanded money or anything of value. When the victim was unable to give the suspect anything of value, the suspect struck him in the face and then fled the area.
The suspect was described as being a black male, bald and clean shaven, being from his early 20s to late 30s in age, being from 5-foot-11 to six feet in height and weighing from 180 to 200 pounds. The suspect was wearing a white crew neck T-shirt and blue Hawaiian print surf shorts, carrying a black backpack and wearing black bicycle motor cross gloves. He also had a tattoo on his inner left forearm and was wearing earrings in both ears.
The investigation of the robbery attempt, which occurred at the Fairmont Orchid, was turned over to West Hawaii CIS detectives after the victim, a visitor, had returned to the mainland.
Police are asking anyone with information about the robbery attempt to call the West Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section at 326-4207 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.
Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.
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