Waimea robbery 15-18-08

Hawaii Police Department
South Kohala District
Sergeant Jeremie Evangelista
Phone: 887-3080
May 18, 2008
Report No. C08015425

Media Release

Hawaii County police are investigating a robbery that occurred in the Hoku’ula Street area of Waimea Town early this morning (May 18).

The victim reported that he was awakened at about 2:30 a.m. to find an intruder in his home attempting to steal electronic and other items.

When the victim confronted the intruder, a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the suspect punched the victim numerous times as the victim tried to detain him until police arrived. The suspect fled the area on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a local male, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6 and about 200 pounds. He was wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and cargo pants. 

The victim sought medical attention for his injuries; he was treated and released. The suspect also may have been injured in the struggle with the victim.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call Officer Jason Berryhill at 887-3080 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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