Hawai’i Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
May 7, 2009
Report No. C09013491
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.