Kona robbery 02-02-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Lieutenant Gerald Wike
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 266
February 2, 2010
Report No. C10003305

Media Release

Detectives in Kona are investigating a robbery early Tuesday (February 2) on Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona.

A 30-year-old man from Washington state reported that he was approached by four local males just after midnight while walking north on the sidewalk fronting Hulihe’e Palace. One of the men assaulted him and demanded money.

The suspects then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The victim suffered minor injuries that did not require medical attention.

Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information about the case call Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, extension 238, or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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