HPD Looking for Robbery Suspect
The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department is investigating a robbery incident that occurred on Saturday, Oct. 21, in Hilo. HPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect whose image was captured on video surveillance.
At 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, officers responded to a retail store after a Loss Prevention Agent reported being assaulted by a male suspect who was attempting to leave the scene without paying for concealed items.
The 25-year-old victim told police that the suspect punched him in the back-left-side of his head area causing redness and pain while attempting to apprehend the suspect for unpaid items.
The suspect is described as a local male in his mid 20s to early 30s, between 5’10” and 5’11” and weighing around 180 to 200 pounds. He is described as having short dark brown hair and a medium complexion. His image has been captured on video surveillance.
Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the incident or have any other information about it to contact the Area I Criminal Investigation Division at (808) 935-3311.