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UPDATE 2: Kailua-Kona Man Charged in Home Robbery

January 19, 2017, 12:05 PM HST
* Updated January 24, 8:57 AM
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Joshua Ryan Koenig. HPD photo.

UPDATE 2: Jan. 23

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 32-year-old Kailua-Kona man in connection with a robbery in an apartment early Thursday morning, Jan. 19, on Kahakai Road.

At 4:25 p.m. Friday, Jan, 20, Joshua Ryan Koenig, who was arrested Thursday morning, was charged with first-degree burglary, second-degree robbery, kidnapping and third-degree assault.

His bail was set at $20,500.

He remained at the Kona police cellblock until his initial court appearance on Monday, Jan. 23.

Surveillance photo provided by HPD.

Surveillance photo provided by HPD.

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UPDATE 1: Jan. 19, 1:59 p.m.

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Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 32-year-old Kailua-Kona man in connection with a reported robbery in an apartment early this morning on Kahakai Road.

Joshua Ryan Koenig was arrested this morning on suspicion of burglary, robbery and kidnapping.

He is being held at the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

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In response to a 1:40 a.m. call Thursday, Kona Patrol officers were dispatched to the 75-5800 block of Kahakai Road, where a 62-year-old woman reported that she woke up to find an unknown man in her apartment asking for money. When the victim tried to get away, the intruder shoved her to the floor and restrained her. He left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man’s image was captured on a surveillance camera.

Police continue to ask anyone who has any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, ext. 238, or Detective William Brown at 326-4646, ext. 228 or email [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. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

ORIGINAL POST: Jan. 19, 12:05 p.m.

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a reported robbery in an apartment early today in Kailua-Kona.

In response to a 1:40 a.m. call, Kona Patrol officers were dispatched to the 75-5800 block of Kahakai Road, where a 62-year-old woman reported that she woke up to find an unknown man in her apartment asking for money.

When the victim tried to get away, the intruder shoved her to the floor and restrained her.

He left with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man’s image was captured on a surveillance camera.

He is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-7 and 160 pounds with light-brown hair.

Anyone who recognizes him or who has any information about this case is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311, or contact Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, ext. 238, or Detective William Brown at 326-4646, ext. 228, or email [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. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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