Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Detective David Araki
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 238
May 18, 2008
Report No. C08015425
Media Release (update)
Hawaii County police are investigating a robbery that occurred in the Hoku’ula Street area of Waimea Town early this morning (May 18).
The victim reported that he was awakened at about 2:30 a.m. to find an intruder in his home attempting to steal electronic and other items.
When the victim confronted the intruder, a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the suspect punched the victim numerous times as the victim tried to detain him until police arrived. The suspect fled the area on foot in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a local male, 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-9 [note revised height],about 200 pounds with short, dark curly hair. He was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and cargo pants.
The victim sought medical attention for his injuries; he was treated and released. The suspect may have injuries to his face and head from the struggle with the victim.
Police ask anyone with information about this case to call Detective David Araki at 326-4646, extension 238, or 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 information is kept confidential.