05-02-16 Puna shoplifting

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Puna Patrol Division, Area I
Sergeant Shawn Tingle
Phone: 965-2715
Report No. C16010043

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a shoplifting case last month.

Just after midnight on April 21, an unidentified man was observed removing a pair of sunglasses, valued at $15.59, from a display rack and proceeding out of a store in Kalapana without paying.

He is described as Caucasian, 20-30 years old, between 5-foot-8 and 6-feet tall, approximately 180 pounds with short brown hair, a mustache and a goatee.

His image was captured on a surveillance camera.

Police ask anyone who recognizes him to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Officer Jeremy Riddle at 965-2715.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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