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Police Looking to ID Suspect in Attempted Bank Robbery

January 13, 2014, 3:01 PM HST
* Updated January 13, 3:02 PM
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Police are asking for the public’s help identifying a man wanted for the attempted robbery Friday of a Hilo bank.

Police said just before 6 p.m., the man entered the Territorial Savings Bank branch on Makaala Street and produced a note demanding money.

He fled the bank without any money and was last seen running toward Pohaku Street.

No one was injured in the robbery attempt.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man in his mid- to late-20s. He is about 6-foot-1 and between 185 and 200 pounds, with short wavy black hair and facial acne.

Police said this man attempted to rob the Territorial Savings Bank last week in Hilo. HPD photo.

Police said this man tried to rob the Territorial Savings Bank last week in Hilo. HPD photo.

He was last seen wearing a blue-and-black striped pullover, jeans, and black shoes with red laces.

The suspect is believed to have entered the bank earlier in the day to inquire about banking there.

Police have acquired bank surveillance video of the robbery attempt and are circulating still images.

Anyone with information on the incident or the suspect is asked to contact Det. Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or [email protected], or the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Anonymous tips can be made to 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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