Police Still Seeking Information on Halloween Eve Incident

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Police are renewing their request for information on an attempted robbery that occurred last Halloween Eve.

It involved a report from a 49-year-old Hilo man who said he was walking in the parking lot of the Waiakea Villas at about 8 p.m. when he encountered a man brandishing a weapon and demanding money.

The Hilo man refused his demand and the suspect fled the area. The victim was not injured.

The suspect was described as a local male in his late 20s, about 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, with a light mustache. He was wearing a black T-shirt, dark shorts and a cap with “BJ Penn” embroidered on it.

Police have released a composite drawing of the suspect. Anyone with information on his identity is asked to contact Det. Dean Uyetake at 961-2379 or [email protected].

Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.


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