Police Seek Identify of Would-be Robber 05-17-01

PHONE: 961-2311
MAY 17, 2001


Hilo police are seeking the public’s help in locating an unknown male who tried to rob the Wiki Wiki Mart on Wednesday night (May 16, 2001).

Responding to a 10:27 p.m. call, police learned that a male 17 to 19 years old, entered the store, held his left hand under his shirt and indicated he had a gun and demanded money. When the two store clerks failed to respond to him, the suspect left, got into a white or light gray two-door sedan and left heading toward the downtown Hilo direction. No money was taken, and no injuries were reported in the robbery attempt.

The suspect is described as being about 5-feet-7 inches in height, weighing about 119 pounds with a thin build, being dark-complexioned and wearing a light-colored long-sleeved T-shirt, blue jeans and gray ski cap and had a blue bandana covering his face. The suspect was described as having a heavy local accent.

Anyone with information about the incident or about the suspect is asked to call police at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls. The identity of callers is kept strictly confidential.

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