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Police Seek Info on Armed Robbery at Hilo Park

June 7, 2016, 10:44 AM HST
* Updated June 7, 10:47 AM
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Badge Hawaii Police DepartmentHawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported armed robbery that occurred on Monday afternoon, June 6, in Hilo.

Shortly before 3 p.m., police received a call from a 66-year-old Hilo man who reported that while he was walking in Lokahi Park, he was approached by two masked suspects who brandished firearms, demanded money and forced him into the park’s restroom.

The suspects removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the victim before fleeing the area. The victim was not injured in the incident, which is being classified as a kidnapping, first-degree robbery and second-degree theft.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section responded to the scene and are continuing the investigation.

Although both suspects were wearing masks, the victim indicated that they are likely males and spoke with heavy accents.

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One of the suspects is described as being between 5-foot-6- and 5-foot-9-inches tall, and weighs about 135 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black shirt, black pants and black shoes.

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The other suspect was described as being between 5-foot-6- and 5-foot-9-inches tall, and weighs about 200 pounds. The suspect was wearing black pants and a black “hoodie.”

Police ask anyone with any information about this incident or anyone who may know the identity of the suspects to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Tuckloy Aurello at 961-2385 or [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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