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Police Locate Hilo Man Wanted for Questioning in Robbery Case

October 3, 2014, 2:20 PM HST
* Updated October 3, 2:22 PM
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Hawai’i Island Police officers have located and arrested 29-year-old Jeffrey DeCastro, who was sought after for questioning in a September robbery case.

The robbery incident happened on Sept. 15. On that day, authorities say that a suspect allegedly punched and choked a 32-year-old Hilo woman at a home on Pilipa’a St. before stealing her cell phone and purse.

In a release issued Friday, HPD says that DeCastro was arrested Sept. 19 on suspicion of robbery. He was released a day later while an investigation into the incident continued.

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