Home invasion robbery 06-17-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area I
Lieutenant Mitchell Kanehailua
Phone: 961-2252
June 17, 2009
Report No. C09017856

Media Release

Hawai’i Police Department detectives are investigating a home invasion robbery at a home in the Fern Acres Subdivision in Puna.

A 43-year-old man reported that two masked males entered his house Tuesday (June 16) after kicking open the front door. Once inside, the suspects threatened the victim with sticks while demanding money and marijuana.

One of the suspects bound the victim’s wrists with duct tape. Upon finding the victim’s marijuana plants, the suspects cut and stole buds from five plants.

The suspects also made off with an unknown amount of dried marijuana and some cash and coins. The suspects threatened the victim prior to leaving the house.

The first suspect is described as 5-foot-8 with a slim build. He was wearing blue jeans shorts and a white sleeveless T-shirt. He had a black T-shirt around his head and face with holes cut out for the eyes.

The second suspect is described as 5-foot-10 with a medium build. He was wearing black sweat pants, black tennis shoes and a mossy oak camouflage jacket. A dark beanie, with holes cut out for the eyes, covered his face.

The victim was not injured.

Police ask that anyone with information on this robbery call Lieutenant Mitchell Kanehailua at 961-2252 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. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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