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Police Investigate Puna Burglary

September 2, 2014, 10:27 AM HST
* Updated September 2, 1:48 PM
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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a home invasion burglary that occurred early Sunday in Puna.

According to a police report, Puna Patrol officers responded to a report about 3 a.m. at 15-1700 block of 25th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise park subdivision.

A 66-year-old man reportedly woke up to find two unidentified men in his bedroom. He was punched and threatened with a knife and with additional physical harm.

Officials say the victim had numerous items missing from his house, including guitars and electronic equipment.

Estimated value of the stolen goods is $2,495.

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The suspects were described only as local males with one wearing a mask.

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Police are asking anyone with information about the case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or [email protected]

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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