Hawaiʻi Police Department
Captain Samuel Jelsma
Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two individuals wanted in a robbery at Kehena Beach Park on September 23.
A 52-year-old Pāhoa man reported that two males in their late teens or early 20s approached him at about 3 p.m. and grabbed his backpack. During an ensuing struggle, one suspect took the victim’s prescription medicine and the second kicked him, causing him to suffer two fractured ribs. Both suspects then fled on foot.
One is described as being 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 and muscular with short hair, light brown skin and no facial hair. The other is described as 5-foot-10 to 6-feet tall and thin.
Police ask that anyone with information about this case call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.
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.