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.