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Kona attempted robbery 07-02-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Detective Myra Iwamoto
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 281
July 2, 2011
Report No. C11017010

Media Release

On Friday (July 1) at approximately 6:10 p.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a shooting in the parking lot of a local business on Kuakini Highway.

Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim, a 54-year-old Kailua-Kona man, had met with a 25-year-old male acquaintance, also from Kailua-Kona, in the parking lot of a local business when the suspect grabbed the victim’s wallet. The suspect was unable to retrieve the wallet and fled on foot with the victim giving chase.

During the foot chase, the suspect turned and fired a dark-colored pistol at the victim, striking him in the shoulder area. The suspect then fled in a light-colored unknown type sport-utility vehicle.

The victim was taken to Kona Community Hospital, where he was treated and released.

Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information about this incident call Detective Myra Iwamoto at 326-4646, extension 281. 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.