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Hilo robbery 03-09-11

Hawai’i Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Melvin Yamamoto
Phone: 961-2213
March 9, 2011
Report No. C11006379

Media Release

Big Island police are investigating a robbery in Hilo early Wednesday (March 9).

A 56-year-old Hilo man was approached by three men on Banyan Drive near Lihiwai Street at 2 a.m. They assaulted him and removed his backpack and wallet.

Fire/rescue personnel took the victim to Hilo Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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.