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Hilo robbery suspect (update) 02-22-11

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigation Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 961-2252
February 22, 2011
Report No. C10029387

local male suspect
Robbery suspect

Media Release (update)

The Hawai’i Police Department is renewing its request for help from the public in locating and identifying an unknown man responsible for a robbery in Hilo on October 21 around 7:30 p.m.

Hilo patrol officers responded to a restaurant in downtown Hilo and met with the victim, who reported that an unknown man took his wife’s purse from a table while they were seated. When the victim attempted to stop the suspect, the suspect punched him in the face.

The suspect is described as local, in his mid 20s, 5-feet-10 to 5-feet-11, 250 pounds with a tattoo on his right outer calf.

Police ask that anyone with information on his identity or whereabouts call Detective Ernest Matsumoto at 961-2379 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.