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Police Seek Identity of Suspect in Armed Robbery at Hilo Pharmacy

March 15, 2022, 2:39 PM HST
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Big Island police are asking for the public’s help with identifying a suspect responsible for an armed robbery at a Hilo pharmacy.

Suspect (Courtesy of Hawai‘i Police Department)

According to a media release from the Hawai‘i Police Department, at approximately 9:45 p.m. Monday, March 14, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the pharmacy on Puainako Street after callers reported a masked suspect brandishing a firearm had entered the store. The suspect demanded prescription medication and then left the scene in an SUV-type vehicle, possibly a silver-colored Nissan.

The suspect is described as “stocky”; between 5 feet, 6 inches and 6 feet tall; wearing long pants, a long-sleeved shirt and a tactical-type vest. His head and face were concealed.

The Area I Criminal Investigation Section is continuing this investigation, which is classified as a first-degree robbery.

Police ask anyone who might know the identity of the suspect to call the department’s nonemergency number at 808-935-3311. Those with information also can contact Detective Jeremy Kubojiri at 808-961-2378 or via email at [email protected] or Lt. Rio Amon-Wilkins at 808-961-2252 or via email at [email protected].

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Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300 and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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