Police Seek Help in Kona Robbery Investigation 11-21-01

PHONE: 326-4230
NOVEMBER 21, 2001


Kona Criminal Investigation Section detectives are seeking the public’s help in their investigation of a robbery that occurred on September 27, 2001, at a computer store in the Old Industrial Area of Kailua-Kona.

Responding police officers determined that two masked males entered Island Tech Office Equipment on Kaiwi Street. One of the suspects was armed with a pistol and the other with a crowbar as they demanded money.

After taking an undisclosed amount of cash, the two suspects were last seen fleeing the scene in a cream-colored Toyota SR-5 hatchback with no front license plate.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the identities of the robbers is asked to call Kona CIS Detective Albert Pacheco at 326-4230 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. 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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