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Police investigating two home invasions in Kona 11-13-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
Report No. C14029471/C14030527


Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating two home invasion robberies in Kona.

Both robberies occurred in the evening hours on the 73-1200 block of Hiolani Street in Kailua-Kona. In both cases, an unknown man pointed a handgun at the victims and demanded cash. He was dressed from head to toe in dark clothing, was wearing gloves and had his head and face covered.

In the first incident occurred around 7:35 p.m. on November 7. A 72-year-old man reported that the suspect entered his house, pointed a gun at him, demanded cash and left with an undisclosed amount of money. He also took two cell phones belonging to the victim and his wife, who was in another room at the time of the robbery.

The second incident occurred around 8:10 p.m. on November 12. Two women, ages 69 and 72, reported that they heard a noise in the living room and found the suspect, who pointed a handgun at them and asked for cash and telephones. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, two cell phones and a land line handset.

The second set of victims described him as Caucasian, thin, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 and wearing black clothing, including a black sweatshirt with an orange design on the front. He was carrying a black backpack with white lettering on the right strap.

Police ask anyone with any information about the suspect or either of these robberies to call the Police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, extension 283, or Detective Sean Smith at 326-4646, extension 262. The detectives also can be reached by email at wahmow@co.hawaii.hi.us or ssmith@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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.