Police seek information on Banyan Drive theft 10-16-03

PHONE: 961-2311
OCTOBER 16, 2003

Surfboard Thief
CAUGHT ON CAMERA – A surveillance camera catches a suspect stealing a plastic display surfoard inside a trash bag at a bar and grill on Banyan Drive.


Police are seeking the public’s help in solving a theft that occurred on Saturday, July 26, 2003, on Banyan Drive in Hilo.

South Hilo patrol officers determined that sometime between 12:30 and 1:45 p.m. that day, an older woman stole a four-foot plastic display surfboard with a “Corona” logo on it and chrome faucet handles from a bar and grill on Banyan Drive.

The suspect, an older woman, was observed inside the women’s bathroom by an employee. The suspect was later seen on a surveillance tape leaving the restaurant with the display surfboard in a black trash bag taken from the women’s restroom. Also missing were two light bulbs and the restroom’s faucet handles.

The suspect was described as being about five feet in height, weighing about 200 pounds with a heavy build and having gray straight hair and a fair complexion. She was also described as wearing a light green dress.

Anyone with information about the theft or the identity of the suspect is asked to call 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept strictly confidential.

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