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Cruz-Balles Charged in Wednesday’s Carjacking

July 19, 2013, 5:16 PM HST
* Updated July 19, 5:18 PM
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A 19-year-old homeless man was charged late this afternoon in connection with a carjacking Wednesday night in the parking lot of the Hilo Target store.

Police said Alkapone Cruz-Balles was charged with first-degree robbery and car theft.

Cruz-Balles was being held Friday in the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $12,000 bail.

His initial court appearance is scheduled for Monday.

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