HPD Seeking Hilo Shoplifting Suspect

March 20, 2017, 8:32 AM HST (Updated March 20, 2017, 8:37 AM)

Surveillance camera provided by HPD.

Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking the public for help in identifying the person whose image was captured on surveillance cameras in connection with a theft from a Hilo store.

On Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, a man shoplifted an item from a Hilo Store. The incident was captured on video surveillance cameras.


The man is described as being possibly Asian, with a fair to medium complexion and black, medium-length hair. He was wearing a black baseball cap, white T-shirt, black pants and a gray backpack.

Police ask anyone who knows the identity of this person in the photo to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Joshua Gouveia 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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