06-03-16 Police seek IDs of persons in pawn shop theft

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Sergeant Norbert Serrao
Phone: 961-2213
Report No. C16014924

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two men whose images were captured on a surveillance camera during a theft in downtown Hilo on May 26.

At approximately 3:10 p.m. on that date, a man entered a pawn shop on the 200 block of Kīlauea Avenue and engaged in conversation with a sales clerk in an apparent attempt to distract the clerk. A second man then entered the store and removed a vintage Kamaka ukulele from a display. Both men then left the area on foot.

Both men were described as being in their mid-20s. The first man is described as Caucasian, approximately 5-foot-10 and 150 pounds with light hair. He was wearing a baseball cap, a dark-colored long-sleeved shirt and light-colored shorts. The second man is described as Polynesian, approximately 5-foot-9 and 140 pounds with dark wavy hair. He was wearing a light-colored T-shirt, jeans and black-and-white athletic shoes.

Police ask anyone with any information about this case or the identity of the persons in the photo to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Lawrence Kobayashi at 961-2213.

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.


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