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Hilo robbery 05-07-09

Hawai’i Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2213
May 7, 2009
Report No. C09013491

Media Release

The Hawai’i Police Department is investigating a reported robbery early Thursday (May 7) in Hilo.

Responding to a 2:24 a.m. call of a possible theft, police responded to a hotel on Banyan Drive. While en route, officers received additional information about an assault at the same location.

Police determined that a 17-year-old boy allegedly took an undisclosed amount of cash and attempted to flee on foot. He was restrained by security officers and the victim, a 51-year-old man, who sustained minor injuries from the assault.

The juvenile was arrested on suspicion of robbery. Detectives from the Juvenile Aid Section are continuing the investigation.