Robbery incident at Kona Pier 06-23-06

PHONE: 326-4646, EXT. 263
JUNE 27, 2006
REPORT NO. C06019426


Gerald Yamasaki


Detectives from the West Hawaii Criminal Investigations Section and Juvenile Aid Section charged a man and two juveniles with robbery Saturday (June 24, 2006) in connection with a reported robbery the day before. Patrol officers arrested the three Friday (June 23, 2006) after responding to a report of a 34-year-old man being accosted at the Kailua Pier early that morning.

During the initial investigation, responding patrol officers located and apprehended the suspects near the Kailua Pier shortly after receiving the report. Officers also recovered several of the items taken from the victim.

Gerald Yamasaki, 26, no permanent address, was charged with robbery and theft. His bail was set at $7,000. Yamasaki was unable to post bail and remains in custody at Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo. Yamasaki also was arrested for promoting dangerous drugs after he was found with crystal methamphetamine. The drug case is pending.

The two juveniles were charged with robbery, curfew violation, and being beyond parental control. They were transported to the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility on Oahu.

Detectives are continuing their investigation.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call Detective Mark Haggerty of the West Hawaii Criminal Investigations Section at 326-4646, extension 277, or the police non-emergency number 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. All calls to Crime Stoppers are kept confidential.

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