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UPDATE: HPD Identifies Two Persons in Theft Investigation

January 26, 2017, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated February 1, 7:34 AM
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Surveillance photos provided by HPD.

UPDATE: Jan. 31, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified two persons whose images were captured on a surveillance camera in connection with the removal of a wallet from a Hilo store on Jan. 24.

Police thank the public for their assistance.

PREVIOUS POST: Jan 26, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying two persons whose images were captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a theft investigation.


At approximately 9:47 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24, a man removed a wallet that was inadvertently left at a checkout counter at a retail establishment on the 300 block of East Makaʻala Street in Hilo.


The man is believed to be in his mid-20s, with a mustache and goatee. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, tan shorts, a black baseball-type hat and slippers.

He was accompanied by a woman, also believed to be in her mid-20s, with dark, shoulder-length hair. She was wearing black pants, a gray sweater over a white tank-top and carrying a black shoulder bag.

Police ask anyone who knows the identity of either person or who has any other information about this case to call Officer Christopher Jelsma at 961-2221 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.


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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