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Police Looking to Identify Assault Suspects

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Police are asking for the public’s help identifying suspects in an assault reported to have occurred early Monday in Hilo.

At about 1:30 a.m. Monday, officers responded to an area near the intersection of Kilauea Avenue and Aupuni Street where a Hilo man reported he had been punched by one man while another man held him down.

Video surveillance images depict a man wearing a hooded flannel print-type jacket and shirt.

An image of the jacket worn by one of the suspects in Monday's alleged assault. HPD image.

An image of the jacket worn by one of the suspects in Monday’s alleged assault. HPD image.

The 51-year-old victim described his assailants as local men in their 30s, about 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds.

Police ask that anyone with information on the incident or the suspects contact Det. Scott Amaral at 961-2276 or [email protected], or call the police department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.


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