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Police: Vehicle Used to Crash Into Medical Clinic

May 9, 2012, 3:41 PM HST
* Updated May 9, 5:02 PM
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A vehicle was used early today in what was an apparent attempt to burglarize a Hilo medical clinic.

Big Island police said they received a 4:05 a.m. report of an alarm at the Kaiser Permanente building on Waianuenue Avenue. At around the same time, a report was made that the front entry gates at the building had been damaged.

Responding officers found the large doors leading into the building’s lobby  with extensive damage. Investigators recovered video surveillance footage, and also found parts from a foreign-make vehicle among the debris.

Preliminary estimates place the damage to the building at about $10,000.

Lt. Gregory Esteban told Big Island Now that while entry was gained into the clinic’s lobby, its pharmacy was not broken into and nothing appeared to have been stolen.

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Police are asking that anyone with information about the incident call Det. Royce Serrao at 961-8810 or email him at [email protected]

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 ***Updated at 5 p.m. with information about the pharmacy.***

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