Hilo robbery update 09-19-07

Hawaii Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section
Lieutenant Randall Medeiros
Phone: 961-2252
September 19, 2007
Report No. C07030372

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surveillance video of suspect surveillance video of car
Suspect Suspect’s vehicle

Media Release (update)

Big Island police are looking for a man who robbed a department story in Hilo on Wednesday.

The man, who appeared to be in his 20s, was looking at a watch in the jewelry department of Macy’s. When the employee who was helping him asked for the watch back, he declined and said he was taking it. He made a reference to shooting the employee but didn’t produce a weapon. A witness saw a bulge under the man’s clothing.

The suspect left the store and got into what was described as a blue Mazda protégé with tinted windows, a rear spoiler, after-market chrome rims and a white “stunna” graphic with racing stripes on the rear bumper. He was described as Caucasian, 5-foot-10, 175 pounds with a medium build, lightly-tanned skin and short black hair. He was reportedly wearing a black T-shirt, shorts and slippers.

Police ask anyone who sees the car or knows the identity of the suspect to call Detective Robert Hatton at 961-2380 or the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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

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