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Suspects Sought in Kurtistown Assault and Robbery

April 23, 2015, 2:57 PM HST
* Updated April 23, 3:07 PM
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The Hawai‘i Police Department is investigating a robbery and assault that occurred Wednesday night, April 22, at the Kurtistown ballpark.

A 52-year-old Mountain View was attacked sometime between 7 – 8 p.m. after two men approached him asking for a cigarette.  The men reportedly struck the victim in the face multiple times, before hitting him over the head with a bottle and dragging him into the men’s room where they continued to assault him.  The suspects then took the man’s black bag containing cash and other items.

The attackers left in a maroon Honda Accord containing two women and three children towards Volcano.  The vehicle was described as having a fox racing sticker on the rear windshield and a yellow paint smear on the rear bumper.

The men are described as being in their early-to-mid 30s, between 5’5” and 5’7”, and weighing between 215 – 220 pounds.

One was described as Hawaiian with dark skin and short brown hair.  He was wearing blue denim shorts and a black tank top with black slippers.

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The other man was described as “local Portuguese” with short black hair.  He was wearing blue flower-printed board shorts and no shirt.  He had numerous tattoos on his neck, body, leg and arms.

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Police are asking anyone with information on the identity or whereabouts of the suspects 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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