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Man Robbed Early Today on Puueo Street

November 8, 2012, 5:12 PM HST
* Updated November 8, 5:13 PM
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Police are investigating a robbery reported to have occurred shortly after midnight in Hilo.

A 63-year-old Hilo man told police he was walking along Puueo Street at about 12:30 a.m. when he was confronted by a man who pushed him to the ground and stole his wallet.

The suspect was described as Polynesian, about 5-foot-2 and 180 pounds with a stocky build. He may have been wearing a light-colored “hoodie” sweatshirt.

The suspect fled the area on foot in the direction of downtown Hilo.

The victim was not injured in the incident.

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Police have classified the case as second-degree robbery.

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Anyone who may have information on the incident is asked to contact Det. Ernest Matsumoto at 961-2379 or by email at [email protected]

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