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HPD Searches for Hilo Robbery Suspect

March 27, 2019, 4:34 PM HST
* Updated March 28, 7:43 AM
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The Hawaiʻi Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person whose image was captured on video surveillance in connection to a robbery in Hilo.

Surveillance image of robbery suspect, March 26, 2019. PC: HPD

At 3:28 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery that occurred fronting a retail store on East Puainako Street. Police determined that a male suspect entered the retail store, selecting multiple items before exiting the store without paying for them. They were valued in excess of $100.

The suspect threatened a 20-year-old male employee with a weapon before fleeing the area in an early model. gold Mercury four-door sedan bearing plate HMD-052.

Surveillance image of robbery suspect, March 26, 2019. PC: HPD

The suspect is described as thin and in his mid-20’s. He was wearing a dark, long-sleeved plaid shirt, a black hat with white print, glasses and white shorts.

Police caution the public from approaching the suspect but instead call the police and provide a location of the suspect, who is wanted for first-degree robbery.


Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the robbery or who knows the identity of the suspect to call Detective Kayne Kelii at (808) 961-2378 or email [email protected] or the Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

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