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HPD Search for Unidentified Robbery Suspect

February 10, 2020, 10:30 AM HST
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Unidentified robbery suspect. PC: HPD

The Hawaiʻi County Police Department is seeking help to identify a robbery suspect.

On the evening of Jan. 4, 2020, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Puna Patrol officers responded to a reported robbery incident at a convenience store in the lower Puna district. A male suspect reportedly entered the store and demanded money, police said.

The suspect was last seen on foot heading towards Kahakai Boulevard in Pāhoa.

He is described as having a fair complexion, medium build, brown hair and a medium-length beard. He was wearing a black and gray hat, a dark-colored t-shirt with an aqua-colored design, dark-colored sweatpants and slippers.

Police caution anyone from approaching the suspect and instead advise them to call the police.

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HPD asks anyone who may recognize the suspect or who may have witnessed this incident to contact Detective Todd Pataray at 808-961-2378 or email [email protected] or call the department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.

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