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HPD Arrests Robbery Suspect

April 25, 2017, 11:00 AM HST
* Updated April 25, 11:02 AM
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Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 33-year-old Hilo resident Junior Faleao on Monday, April 24, on suspicion of first-degree robbery.

At noon on Monday, South Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a woman who was reportedly being held in her vehicle by a man with a gun. The victim, a 30-year-old Hilo woman, told police that an acquaintance of hers threatened to take her vehicle while holding a handgun.

The female victim was not injured.

Faleao was arrested at 12:30 p.m. on Lihikai Road in Hilo without incident. He is currently being held in the Hilo cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information a bout this incident to contact Detective Grant Todd of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2381 or via email at [email protected].


Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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