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HPD Searching for Hilo Shoplifter

January 23, 2017, 10:04 AM HST
* Updated January 23, 10:07 AM
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Surveillance image provided by HPD.

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying someone whose image was captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a theft last month in Hilo.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 9, three young Caucasian males entered a phone store on the 300 block of Kīlauea Avenue. One of them selected electronic accessories from a display stand, concealed the items and left the store without paying for them. All three then left the area on foot in an unknown direction.

They were all described as being about 5-foot-11.

The one who removed the items is depicted in a surveillance image. He had blond hair and was wearing khaki pants, shoes and a dark “hoodie” jacket with the word “Thrasher” printed on the front in yellow.

Police ask anyone with any information about his identity or anything else about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Chester Franco 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.

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