Holualoa robbery (update No. 2) 01-18-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Captain Chad Basque
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C12001121

Media Release (update No. 2)

Thanks to tips from the public, Big Island police have arrested one suspect in connection with a robbery last week in Hōlualoa.

On Friday (January 13), detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section located and recovered a white 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara associated with the January 12 Keauhou Store robbery. They arrested the registered owner, 41-year-old Roger Rasmussen of Kailua-Kona. On Sunday (January 15), they charged Rasmussen with accomplice to robbery. His bail was set at $50,000.

Police are still seeking the primary suspect. Police ask that anyone with information on his identity or whereabouts call Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, extension 238, or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Police again advise the public not to approach him, as he is considered dangerous and possibly armed.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Police thank the public for their assistance.


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