Hilo Robbery 09/07/99

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH HILO PATROL DIVISION
OFFICER KELLEY MATSUMOTO
PHONE: 961-2311
SEPTEMBER 7, 1999
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MEDIA RELEASE

A visitor from Oregon was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday evening (September 7, 1999) in Hilo’s Keaukaha area.

Brian Keimig, 18, of Beaverton, Oregon, told investigating officers that a male suspect with a gun approached him about 7:30 p.m. in a vacant lot at the corner of Kalanianaole Avenue and Leleiwi Street and demanded his money and backpack. The robber made off with the pack and its contents, valued at $940.

The suspect was described as being 5-feet-10 in height, weighing about 170 pounds with a slim build and wearing a black long-sleeved button shirt, black pants and a black ski mask.

The victim suffered minor scratches to his right arm when he was pushed down during the robbery, but he required no medical attention.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to call police 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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