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Hilo robbery 11-08-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C12030075


Media Release

Big Island police are investigating a reported robbery that occurred early Thursday morning (November 8) in Hilo.

At about 12:30 am, a 63-year-old Hilo man reported that he was walking along Puʻuʻeo Street in Hilo when he was confronted by a lone male who pushed him to the ground and stole his wallet. The suspect fled the area on foot toward Downtown Hilo.

The victim was not injured in the incident.

The suspect is described as Polynesian, about 5-foot-2, about 180 pounds with a stocky build. He was possibly wearing a light colored “hoodie” over his head.

Detectives are continuing the investigation, which is classified as a second-degree robbery.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case or who may have witnessed the incident contact Detective Ernest Matsumoto at 961-2379 or ematsumoto@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.