07-30-20 Puna home invasion investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Area I Juvenile Aid Section
Lieutenant Sandor Finkey
Phone: 961-2254
Report No. 20-057383


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a early morning robbery which occurred today (July 30) in the Pāhoa area.

At about 4:52 am, Puna patrol officers responded to a residence located on the 3700 block of Highway 130 to a report of a robbery involving armed assailants.  Officers contacted a 43 year old male and five other male and female victims ranging in age from 15 to 41 years old who reported that four to five males with firearms forcibly entered the residence and tied them up before removing several items. Police learned that two male victims were assaulted, sustaining minor injuries and declined medical treatment.   

The suspects in this investigation are described as between 5’07” to 6’0” tall, believed to be local males who spoke with pidgin inflections.  The 6’0” tall male had a slender build and the other suspects had husky builds.  They were all wearing dark clothing which covered them head to toe, gloves and had their faces obscured with various coverings.  The suspects left the residence in a single vehicle, the description of which is unknown. 

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section responded to the scene and continue to investigate the incident which is classified as Robbery, Burglary, Assault, Unlawful Imprisonment and Terroristic Threatening.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Detective Grant Todd at (808) 961-2381, by email at grant.todd@hawaiicounty.gov or the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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