09-27-17 Robbery suspect located: Benny Rapoza Jr. (Update)

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area I
Acting Lieutenant Wendall Carter
Phone: (808) 961-2383
Report No. C17026964

 

 

Media Release (Update)                                                    

Hawaiʻi Island police have located a 39-year-old Hilo man wanted for questioning for a robbery that occurred yesterday (September 26), at approximately 2:30 p.m. in Panaʻewa. 

Police arrested Benny Rapoza, Jr., last night at a residence in a lower Puna subdivision. He is being held at the Hilo cellblock while detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section continue this investigation.

Police ask anyone with information relating to this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Grant Todd at (808) 961-2381 or grant.todd@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers  number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to a $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. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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