6-27-22 Police Seek Identity of Hilo Pharmacy Robbery Suspect

Hawai‘i Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section – Area I
Lieutenant Rio S. Amon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2252
Report No.: 22-022704

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for an armed robbery at a Hilo pharmacy on the evening of March 14, 2022.

At 9:45 p.m., South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the Puainako Street business after callers reported a masked suspect brandishing a firearm had entered the store. The suspect demanded prescription medication and then left the scene in a silver-colored SUV-type vehicle.

The suspect is described as having a “stocky” build, between 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet tall, wearing long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a tactical-type vest. His head and face were concealed.

The Area I Criminal Investigation Section is continuing this investigation, which is classified as a first-degree robbery.

Police ask anyone who may know the identity of the suspect to call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Jeremy Kubojiri of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2378 or email jeremy.kubojiri@hawaiicounty.gov.

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