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Waimea robbery (update No. 2) 11-24-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Darren Horio
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
November 24, 2009
Report No. C09032350

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Image: man with hood and camouflage clothes points gun toward camera Image: man in camouflage
These images were captured on surveillance cameras during the robbery of a pharmacy in Waimea.

Media Release (update No. 2)

Big Island Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a Waimea pharmacy on November 9. His image was captured on surveillance cameras.

The man in camouflage clothing and armed with a handgun entered the pharmacy off Kawaihae Road and demanded Fentanyl and Oxycontin. He then fled the area on foot carrying a camouflage backpack and headed south into an area known as Waimea Nature Park.

The suspect is described as tan, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10 with a slim-to-medium build and a heavy Pidgin accent.

Police caution the public not to take either of the stolen narcotics, as the result could be fatal.

Police ask that anyone with information about his identify or any other information about this case call Detective Sean Smith at 326-4646, extension 275, 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.