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Kona robbery (update) 02-07-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 299
Report No. C13003463


Media Release (update)

Hawaiʻi Island police have obtained more detailed descriptions of three men wanted for a robbery early Thursday (February 7) in Kailua-Kona.

The first suspect is described as a local male, 25-26 years old, about 5-foot-9 with a skinny build, a black goatee and ear-length brown curly hair. He was wearing a gray or beige hooded sweatshirt.

The second suspect is described as a local male, 25 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10, with a thin-to-medium build. He was wearing black shoes, a black jacket and black shorts.

The third suspect is described as a local male, 25-27 years old, 5-foot-7 with a small-to-thin build. He was wearing a Cleveland Indians baseball cap.

A 41-year-old Japanese national reported that he was walking to his hotel with friends at about 2:30 a.m. when he was attacked by the three suspects at the intersection of Aliʻi Drive and Likana Lane. They knocked the victim to the ground, punched and kicked him and stole his fanny pack.

The attackers then fled toward Likana Lane.

The victim sustained scrapes and abrasions to his arms, legs and back but declined medical attention.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Joshua Lewis at 326-4646, extension 228. Detective Lewis may also be reached by email at jlewis@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.