Waikoloa robbery 09-10-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Criminal Investigations Section, Area II
Acting Lieutenant Myra Iwamoto
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 281
September 10, 2009
Report No. C09026294

Media Release

A Waikoloa man is in police custody in connection with a robbery in South Kohala.

At 6:15 a.m. Thursday (September 10), South Kohala patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Kings Shops, where someone had entered a store through a door that was unlocked for deliveries and removed liquor and other items.

When a witness attempted to follow the man as he exited the store, the man pulled out a knife or similar sharp object and threatened the witness.

At 10:30 a.m., police found the suspect, 24-year-old Casey Leitch, at the Queens Shops and arrested him after a foot chase. He is being held at the Kona police cell block pending charges while detectives continue the investigation.

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