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HPD Investigating Hilo Home Invasion, Robbery

June 27, 2016, 6:34 PM HST
* Updated June 27, 6:37 PM
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Badge Hawaii Police DepartmentHawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported “home invasion” that was reported Sunday night, June 26, in Hilo.

At approximately 7:41 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to an apartment complex on the 200 block on Haili Street after receiving a report that an 81-year-old man’s apartment was entered by female and male suspects at about 7:15 p.m.

The victim reported that the man threatened him with a knife before removing several items, including two antique firearms. The woman reportedly removed two cell phones before both suspects fled the area.

The victim was not injured in this case, which is being investigated as a first-degree robbery.

The woman is known to the victim as “Crystal” and is described as Caucasian, about 5-feet tall, about 240 pounds with long, straight blond hair.


The man is described as about 6-feet tall with a muscular build.


Police ask anyone with information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact either Detective John Rodrigues at 961-8222 or [email protected] or Detective Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or [email protected].

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00.

Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribed to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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