Police Seek Help in Solving Hilo Robbery 11-02-01

PHONE: 961-2214
NOVEMBER 2, 2001


Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a robbery that occurred the morning of Wednesday, October 24, 2001, at Hilo Intermediate School.

The victim, a seventh grade student, was on the school campus about 8 a.m. waiting for the morning bell to ring when he was approached from behind by two young males who demanded the student’s watch.

One of the suspects punched the juvenile in the face and stomach causing him to fall. While the victim was on the ground, the suspect then whipped him with a belt and removed his wristwatch. He was also punched by the suspect’s companion.

The suspect and his companion then fled in a brown Honda Accord, described as being a model from the 1980s with numerous dents and scratches and having smaller than usual wheels.

The suspect who took the watch was described as a being a Filipino male, being about 5-feet-7 in height, weighing 150 to 160 pounds and having brown eyes and black, spiky hair bleached blond on top and a dragon tattoo on his upper back. The other assailant was described only as a Caucasian or part-Caucasian.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the identities of the suspects is asked to call the Officer Vince Sivankeo of the South Hilo Patrol at 961-2311 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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