Store Robbery 10-10-06

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HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS SECTION
LIEUTENANT RANDALL MEDEIROS
PHONE: 961-2252
OCTOBER 10, 2006
REPORT NO. C06031600

MEDIA RELEASE

>Big >>Island> police are investigating an attempted robbery yesterday afternoon at a >>Hilo >>>>store>>.

A 67-year-old woman reported Monday (October 9, 2006) that she was shopping at a discount retail store on Kinoole Street just before 4 p.m. when she was approached by a young man she didn’t know. He claimed to have a knife and threatened to harm her and others present unless she gave him money. The victim did not give the suspect any money and was able to persuade him to leave the area without hurting anyone. He did not brandish any weapon.

Responding patrol officers searched for the suspect, who fled on foot, but were unable to locate him. The victim was shaken but did not sustain any physical injuries from the incident and did not require any medical attention.

Detectives assigned to the Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Section continued the investigation and arrested 23-year-old Michael Foster at a Panaewa home today (October 10, 2006). He was taken to the Hilo cellblock. He remains there while detectives continue their investigation.

Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the attempted robbery or who has any information about the case to call Detective Lucille Melemai at 961-2377 or the police non-emergency number 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 information is kept confidential.

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