80-Year-Old Puna Man Victim of Home Invasion
An 80-year-old resident of Hawaiian Paradise Park was the victim of a home invasion early this morning, police said.
A man with his face covered by fabric entered a house on 1st Avenue off Maku`u Drive shortly before 2:30 a.m. brandishing what appeared to be a firearm.
Police said the man threatened the elderly male resident and then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect was described as Caucasian, 6-foot-2 and 140 pounds, with brown eyes and a long, thin face. He was wearing baggy brown pants and a short-sleeved, multi-colored shirt.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Det. Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or [email protected], or the police department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.
Anonymous tips can be phoned to Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.
This was the second home invasion in the Puna subdivision in the past five weeks.
On June 2, two masked men entered a home on Ala Heiau Road, located about two blocks makai of today’s incident. One of the suspects assaulted and threatened a 68-year-old man living there.