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Waimea robbery 11-10-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Darren Horio
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
November 10, 2009
Report No. C09032350

Media Release

Big Island Police are investigating a robbery Monday (November 9) at a Waimea pharmacy.

An unidentified man armed with a handgun entered the pharmacy off Kawaihae Road with his face obscured and demanded drugs. He then fled the area on foot and headed south into some bushes.

He is described as possibly in his 20s, between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-10 with a slim-to-medium build. He was wearing camouflage clothing and carrying a camouflage backpack.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call Detective Sean Smith at 326-4646, extension 275, or 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.