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Kona robbery 01-29-08

Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section
Lieutenant Robert Wagner
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
January 29, 2008
Report No. C08002776

Media Release

Hawaii County police are asking for the public’s help in connection with a robbery Saturday (January 26) on Alii Drive.

A 39-year-old Switzerland man was robbed of his wallet around 10 p.m. just south of the Kailua pier.

The suspect is described as a local male in his 20s, over 6 feet tall, about 200 pounds with a dark complexion, a medium build and short dark hair. He was not wearing a shirt. The suspect was reportedly part of a group of at least eight individuals who were nearby during the robbery.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to call Detective Sharlotte Bird at 326-4646, extension 275, or the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. all Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.