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Police Seek Public’s Assistance With Identifying Captain Cook Armed Robbery Suspect

March 23, 2022, 5:27 PM HST
* Updated March 23, 5:53 PM
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Big Island police are asking the public for its help with identifying a suspect involved in an armed robbery in West Hawai‘i.

At 12:39 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, Kona patrol officers responded to a gas station on Māmalahoa Highway in Captain Cook after an employee reported being robbed at gunpoint, according to a media release from police. The suspect demanded cash, removed the cash drawer and then fled the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as 5 feet, 8 inches to 5 feet, 10 inches tall and slender, wearing long pants and a dark-colored hoodie. His head and face were concealed.

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

Anyone who might know the suspect’s identity is asked to call the police department’s nonemergency line at 808-935-3311 or Detective Sheldon Nakamoto at 808-326-4646, ext. 228, or contact him via email at [email protected].

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Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.

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