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Shopping center robbery 12-24-09

Hawai’i Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Lieutenant Gregory Esteban
Phone: 935-2213
December 24, 2009
Report No. C09037021

Media Release

Police are investigating a robbery Wednesday night (December 23) at Prince Kuhio Plaza in Hilo.

At about 10:18 p.m., South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a reported robbery at a kiosk in the shopping center. Officers determined that a 27-year-old man was assaulted by two male suspects who allegedly stole an undisclosed amount of money before fleeing the area. 

The victim sustained minor injuries but declined medical assistance.

Police conducted an extensive search for the suspects, resulting in the arrest of an 18-year-old Puna man and a 14-year-old boy for the offense of first-degree robbery.

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Section and the Juvenile Aid Section are continuing the investigation.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the robbery call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers calls are kept confidential and callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000