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Kona robbery 05-10-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
May 10, 2010
Report No. C10013354

Media Release

Big Island police are investigating an attempted robbery over the weekend in Kona.

At approximately 11:55 p.m. Sunday, a 43-year-old Kailua-Kona man was confronted by three unknown males in a parking lot in downtown Kailua-Kona. The victim was struck on his head three or four times by one of the males, who used an unknown metal object, and then was pushed to the ground. The males attempted to search the victim’s pockets but were unable to take the victim’s wallet.

The suspects were last seen fleeing the area on foot toward Kuakini Highway. The victim suffered lacerations to his head and a swollen cheek but refused medical treatment. Detectives with the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.

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. All Crime Stoppers calls are kept confidential.