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Police Seek Suspects in Ainaola Drive Burglary

October 27, 2015, 4:35 PM HST
* Updated October 27, 4:41 PM
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Two men involved in a Hilo burglary on Tuesday are being sought after by the Hawai’i Police Department.

South Hilo Patrol officers reportedly responded to a report of a burglary on the 1000 block of Ainaola Drive just after 10:15 a.m.

Authorities say a 63-year-old Hilo woman went to a friend’s home where she observed a van parked in the driveway. She entered the home and encountered two men, one of whom threatened her with a firearm.

The men reportedly ran out of the house, dropping jewelry as they fled. As the pair drove away, they struck the victim’s sedan and damaged both vehicles.

HPD says the woman was not injured in the incident.


According to police, the men were described as local and about 20 to 25-years-old. The vehicle they left in was described as a late model light gray American made van.


Anyone with information about the incident should call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311, contact Detective Todd Pataray at 961-2382 or e-mail [email protected], or contact Detective Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or e-mail [email protected].

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


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