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Another Early-Morning Robbery Reported in Hilo

November 9, 2012, 5:39 PM HST
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Big Island police are investigating the second early-morning robbery in Hilo in as many days.

Police said an 18-year-old Hilo woman reported that she was on Haili Street near the Palace Theatre at about 12:20 a.m. today when she was confronted by several individuals who assaulted her and stole her handbag.

The suspects fled the area on foot toward Kinoʻole Street.

The victim sustained minor injuries but declined medical treatment.

Responding officers subsequently located two Hilo women, 23-year-old Tyaony Luis-Kahalioumi and 20-year-old Lile Fifta Nau, and arrested them on suspicion of second-degree robbery and third-degree assault. Twenty-year-old Salilo Bruce Sele-Pang, also of Hilo, was arrested for fourth-degree theft.

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All three were being held without charges this afternoon at the Hilo police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation.

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Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information about it contact Det. Grant Todd at 961-2385 or by email at [email protected]

The incident follows a robbery at 12:30 a.m. Thursday of a 63-year-old man on Puueo Street.

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