Hilo Business Robbed at Knifepoint 12-07-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION SECTION
DETECTIVE GREG ESTEBAN
PHONE: 961-2384
DECEMBER 7, 2001
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MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police are looking for a male suspect who robbed a business on Kinoole Street on Friday morning (December 7, 2001) and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Responding to a 9:53 a.m. call, officers learned that the suspect had wielded a knife and demanded money before making his escape.

The suspect was described as a local male in his mid 20s, being about 5-feet-5 to 5-feet-8 in height and having a slim to medium build. He was last seen wearing a light-colored handkerchief covering his face below the bridge of his nose, a white T-shirt and black shorts.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the whereabouts of the suspect is asked to call Detective Greg Esteban of the Hilo Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2384 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. Crime Stoppers keeps the identities of callers strictly confidential.

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