Police seek information about pickpocketing in Waimea 11-12-02

PHONE: 887-3080
NOVEMBER 12, 2002


Police are seeking information about an incident in which a 91-year-old woman was victimized Sunday (November 10, 2002) by a pickpocket at the Waimea Post Office in South Kohala.

The victim told police that she was at the post office about 1:20 p.m. when she was approached by a suspect who greeted her with an “aloha” and kissed her on the cheek. After the suspect left, the victim noticed that her wallet had been taken from her purse.

The wallet, a dark red checkbook, was valued at $80 and contained about $5 in cash.

The pickpocket was described as being a Polynesian male, being about 6 feet in height and weighing about 200 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored shirt and pants and a dark colored baseball cap worn backwards.

Anyone with information about the incident 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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