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Campus robbery (update) 04-13-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
Report No. C11031868

Media Release (update)

Big Island police are renewing their request for information about a robbery at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo last year.

Around 8 p.m. on December 6, a 24-year-old female student was reportedly accosted by a lone male suspect, who attempted to forcibly steal items she had in her possession. The woman managed to thwart the attempt by striking the suspect, who then fled on foot.

The victim suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment.

The suspect is described as a light-skinned, thin male, approximately 5-foot-8, wearing a black “hoodie” and jeans.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation into this robbery.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Grant Todd by phone at 961-2385 or by email at gtodd@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona 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.