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Police Seek Aug. 6 Robbery Information

September 17, 2015, 4:09 PM HST
* Updated September 17, 4:10 PM
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Information from an Aug. 6 robbery on Keawe Street, just south of Mamo Street, continues to be sought by the Hawai’i Police Department.

Police say that a 33-year-old man reported that men had approached him from behind and began to punch him at about 6:30 p.m.

In the process of the assault, the suspects stole the victim’s wallet and cell phone and attempted to take his backpack. The attackers then fled.

According to HPD, the victim was taken to Hilo Medical Center and later flown to an Oahu hospital, where he was treated for serious facial injuries.

A description of the attackers from police indicates that the suspects were both male with dark complexions. One of the attackers was about 5-foot-6 and the other was about 6-feet tall. Both have been described as having a stocky build.


Anyone with information about the case should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter directly at 961-2378 or by e-mail at [email protected]


Those who prefer to maintain anonymity should call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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