Home invasion robbery 07-08-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C14017775

 

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a home invasion robbery early Tuesday in Puna.

Puna Patrol officers responded to a 2:30 a.m. report Tuesday (July 8) of a robbery at a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.

An unknown man whose face was obscured with fabric entered a house on 1st Avenue off Makuʻu Street, brandished what appeared to be a firearm and threatened the 80-year-old male occupant. He then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 6-foot-2, 140 pounds with brown eyes and a long, thin face.  He was wearing baggy brown pants and a short-sleeved multi-color shirt.

Police ask anyone with information about this case or the identity of the suspect to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or rpserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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.


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