Man Held on $121,000 Bail in Kolekole Park Robbery
by Big Island Now Staff
An 18-year-old Hilo man has been charged with robbery, unlawful imprisonment and other offenses in connection with last week’s robbery of a couple camping at Kolekole Beach Park.
Bail for Tyler Kamanao Taylor was set at $121,000.
Other charges filed against Taylor include car theft, two counts of terroristic threatening and two counts of theft.
The charges stem from a Feb. 6 incident in which a man and woman, both 29, were awakened in their tent in the early morning, threatened with a knife and robbed. Their assailant then fled in their rental car.
The victims walked to a nearby residence and called police at 4:54 a.m.