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Police Seek Identity of Pair Involved in Robbery

July 8, 2015, 5:16 PM HST
* Updated July 8, 5:18 PM
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A man and a woman who were involved in a robbery of a pickup truck in Kurtistown Wednesday afternoon are being sought after by the Hawai’i Police Department.

According to HPD, a 32-year-old Volcano man was parked on the side of Huina Road and Kaihenui Place just after 2 p.m. when a large white Chevrolet pickup truck pulled up behind him.

A woman then reportedly approached the victim in his vehicle and struck up a conversation. She then jumped into the driver’s side of the truck and threatened him with a knife. The driver of the Chevrolet then got out of his truck and threatened the victim with a garden tool.

The woman drove off with the victim’s truck and the male suspect returned to the Chevrolet and followed.

HPD describes the stolen vehicle as a 1987 beige Toyota single-cab pickup with the license plate NGB 002. The front of the truck has a black bumper with a winch and “PIAA” lights.


The male suspect was described as large, about 6-foot-3 to 6-foot-4, and possibly Samoan or Tongan. The female suspect was described as possibly Filipino-Portuguese with curly shoulder-length hair.


Anyone who has information regarding the incident or the location of the stolen truck is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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