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Downtown Hilo Robbery Suspect Sought

September 29, 2015, 10:59 AM HST
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A Downtown Hilo robbery is being investigated by the Hawai’i Police Department.

The incident reportedly took place Tuesday morning when a 47-year-old woman was sleeping in the doorway of a business.

South Hilo Patrol officers responded to an area on the 200 block of Kamehameha Avenue just after 6 a.m. There, the woman reported that the suspect had tugged on her purse, kicked her, and fled on foot with her purse.

According to HPD, the suspect was described as a “local male” in his late 20s or possibly early 30’s and was about 200 pounds. The man was wearing dark shorts and a black jacket.

The suspect was seen last near the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Haili Street with the victim’s black purse.

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Anyone who has information about the identity of the suspect or the case should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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

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