HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA JUVENILE AID SECTION
DETECTIVE LLEWELYN FUKUI
MAY 1, 2003
Kona Juvenile Aid Section detectives have charged a 24-year-old Honalo man for a purse snatching that occurred Tuesday (April 29, 2003).
At 2:20 p.m. Thursday, detectives charged Chris K. Emeliano with second-degree robbery, second-degree theft and third-degree assault. Emeliano is being held in the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $3,250 bail.
Responding to an 8:52 p.m. call Tuesday, Kona Patrol officers learned that a 42-year-old female visitor from Japan was walking with her family along Alii Drive in the Kailua town area when a local male suspect stole her handbag by shoving her to the ground. The victim sustained minor injuries, but declined medical care.
With Emeliano’s arrest, police recovered most of the contents of the victim’s purse.
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