Police Renew Call to Help Nab Hilo Armed Robbery Suspect
Hawai‘i Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for an armed robbery at a Hilo pharmacy on the evening of March 14.
At 9:45 p.m., South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the Puainako Street business after callers reported a masked suspect brandishing a firearm had entered the store. The suspect demanded prescription medication and then left the scene in a silver-colored SUV-type vehicle.
The suspect is described as having a “stocky” build, between 5 feet 6 inches to 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 may know the identity of the suspect to call the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311, or Detective Jeremy Kubojiri of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at 808-961-2378 or email [email protected]
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 808-961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.