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Puna Robbery Under Investigation

March 8, 2016, 2:21 PM HST
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badge 123The Hawai’i Police Department is investigating a robbery that took place in Puna early Tuesday morning.

Police responded to Captain’s Drive in Fern Forest after receiving a 1:44 a.m. call.

A 55-year-old man, who has no permanent address, reported that he stopped to help a stranded motorist and was robbed at gunpoint of his sports-utility vehicle.

The vehicle is described as a 1996 GMC Jimmy with the license plate GPE 575.

Anyone with information regarding the incident should either contact Detective Royce Serrao by phone at 961-8222 or e-mail at [email protected] or Detective Donovan Kohara by phone at 961-2272 or e-mail [email protected].

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

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