Puna Robbery 02/24/00

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
PUNA PATROL
OFFICER KAYNE KELII
PHONE: 966-5835
FEBRUARY 24, 2000
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MEDIA RELEASE

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a male suspect who robbed the Kalani Honua Gift Shop Thursday afternoon (February 24, 2000) in lower Puna.

At about 2:10 p.m., the suspect walked into the gift shop wielding a machete and demanded money from the cashier. The suspect then left on foot in an unknown direction with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian male about 6 feet in height, weighing about 150 pounds with a slim build and having brownish hair possibly closely shaven along the sides. The suspect is described as being very pale in color. The suspect was wearing a black parka jacket, a black T-shirt with a skull printed on the front with the word “MADNESS” in red print, black jeans, black tennis shoes and a blue bandana with white print. He was also carrying a black nylon backpack.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the suspect is asked to call the Puna police at 966-5835.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. 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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