Police seek gunman who robbed Waimea restaurant 11-08-02

PHONE: 887-3080
NOVEMBER 8, 2002


South Kohala police are looking for a male suspect who robbed the Tako Taco restaurant in Waimea on Wednesday evening (November 6, 2002).

Witnesses said a masked man brandishing a revolver entered the restaurant between the hours of 8 and 9 p.m. and demanded money from a 28-year-old male employee. The gunman took about $80 in cash and fled through the rear of the restaurant. No one was injured in the robbery.

The suspect was described as being 6 feet in height, weighing about 200 pounds with a medium build and wearing a hooded sweatshirt and latex gloves.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Officer Mark Haggerty of the South Kohala Patrol at 887-3080 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.

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