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Hilo Bank Robbery Suspect in Custody

Posted February 8, 2017, 04:08 PM HST Updated February 9, 2017, 10:43 AM HST
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Big Island Now stock photo. August 2016.

 

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported robbery at a financial institution in Hilo.

At about 9:53 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, South Hilo patrol officers and detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Division responded to a robbery at a bank on the 500 block of Kīlauea Avenue.

Police determined that a suspect had entered the bank, produced a note demanding money and fled the area with an undisclosed amount of cash.

No one in the bank was physically injured.

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At 10:06 a.m., police arrested 24-year-old Toby L. Amuimuia of Hilo on suspicion of second-degree robbery.

He was taken to the Hilo cellblock while detectives with the Criminal Investigation Section continue the investigation.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or robert.almeida@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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Joseph Bugado good job HPDFebruary 08, 2017 06:24pm
Lauren Moniz Alisha Amanda Quade Kelli - This is the one from today!!!February 08, 2017 07:54pm
Amanda Slavey 😩February 08, 2017 07:58pm
Trent Parker How far did the stupid ass think he was going to get....on a island!!!!February 08, 2017 10:05pm
Wendell Alford on an island..genius.. ;-)February 09, 2017 07:44am
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