HPD Investigating Hilo Store Robbery

June 29, 2016, 1:07 PM HST
* Updated June 29, 1:11 PM
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Hilo robbery suspect surveillance camera image provided by HPD.

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery that was reported on Tuesday, June 28, at a business in the 300 block of East Maka‘ala Street in Hilo.

At approximately 5:32 p.m. on Tuesday, a woman was observed exiting the store without paying for several items.

When a 27-year old female store employee attempted to contact the woman outside the store, the woman became combative and struck the employee.

The woman then ran into the parking lot and left the area in a white two-door sedan.

She is described as Caucasian, in her early 40s, about 5-foot-11 and 130 pounds, with dark eyes and short dark hair. She was wearing a white, long-sleeved dress.


Her image was captured on a surveillance camera.


Police ask anyone with any information on the identity of the woman in the photograph or any information about this case to call HPD’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Tyler Jelsma at 961-2213.

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. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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