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HPD Warning Public of Possible Tow Scam

April 15, 2015, 4:37 PM HST
* Updated April 15, 4:38 PM
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The Hawai‘i Island Police department is advising the public to be aware of a possible tow-truck scam.

On Friday, April 10, a 76-year-old Hilo man reported that he returned to his 2001 Toyota 4Runner at Lili‘uokalani Gardens in Hilo and found a paper on his windshield warning him that his vehicle registration had expired.  The paper further said that he was not to move his vehicle and that a tow-truck had been called.  The owner also found that his registration sticker was missing.  Driving away, he noticed a tow truck nearby.

According to Police, when an officer requests a tow truck they will stay with the vehicle until the truck arrives.

Anyone who sees suspicious activity around parked vehicles are asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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