Police seek information on restaurant robbery 08-12-03

PHONE: 961-2382
AUGUST 12, 2003


Big Island police are seeking the public’s help in an investigation into the robbery of the McDonald’s Restaurant in Hilo’s Puainako Center.

The robbery occurred about 7 p.m. on March 29, 2003, when two male suspects approached the restaurant’s drive-in window from Kanoelehua Avenue. One of the suspects sprayed the teller with Mace, and the other grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash from the cash register. The suspects were last seen fleeing toward the Panaewa housing area.

Both suspects were described as males 18 to 20 years old. One suspect was described as being 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 in height with a slim build, having a fair complexion and brown shoulder-length hair and wearing a baseball cap, gray and red shirt and long shorts that came down below his knees. The second suspect was described as being 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6 in height, having short black hair and wearing a hat.

Anyone with information about the robbery or the identity of the suspects is asked to call Detective Uwao Chartrand of the East Hawaii Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2382 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept strictly confidential.

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