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Hilo burglary 10-09-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C13027254

 

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a commercial burglary early Wednesday in Hilo.

Police received a report of an alarm call at 1:44 a.m. Wednesday (October 9) from a business at Waiakea Center. Responding officers saw a man fleeing from the area and discovered entry had been made into one of the businesses.

Patrol officers established a perimeter around the industrial area and arrested a suspect at 2:20 a.m. Robert Pookela Manaole, 18, who has no permanent address, was taken to the Hilo police cellblock on suspicion of second-degree burglary while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the burglary to contact Detective John Rodrigues at 961-8222 or jrodrigues@co.hawaii.hi.us, or Detective Joel Field at 961-2381 or jfield@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona 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.