Kona Robbery Attempt 09/08/99

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA PATROL DIVISION
LIEUTENANT JOSEPH HING
PHONE: 326-4208
SEPTEMBER 8, 1999
G-05402/G-05403

MEDIA RELEASE

Police are looking for a male suspect who attempted to rob two German tourists Wednesday evening (September 8, 1999) in Kailua-Kona.

Responding to a call at 7:45 p.m., Kona patrol officers learned that the two women, a 23-year-old from Berlin and a 26-year-old from Grossziethen, were walking near a hotel on Alii Drive when they were approached by an unknown male who brandished a handgun and demanded their purses.

When the would-be robber made his demand, the two women ran. The suspect chased one of the women, who turned and struck him with her handbag. The suspect then fled empty-handed.

The suspect was described as a Caucasian male with a slim build, being about 5-feet-8 in height and having blue eyes. He was wearing a hood hat and had a red woolen scarf around his face. He was wearing a blue jacket, a white shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information about attempted robbery or the suspect is asked to call Kona Patrol at 326-4208.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.

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