Police Seek South Kohala Theft Suspect

July 12, 2022, 5:02 PM HST
* Updated July 12, 5:03 PM
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Big Island police are asking the public for help with identifying a suspect in a shoplifting case in South Kohala.

The Hawai‘i Police Department is looking for a male suspect responsible for a July 10 theft at a South Kohala convenience store.

Police report that shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday, South Kohala patrol officers responded to the store on Opelo Road after the owner reported he observed on surveillance footage from earlier that day a male reach over the counter and remove two containers of vape liquid from a display stand. The suspect, who was wearing tan long pants, a brown long-sleeved hoodie and gray shoes, then left the store on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as having a thin build and being between 5 feet, 6 inches and 6 feet tall.

Anyone who might know the identity of the suspect is asked to call the police department’s nonemergency number at 808-935-3311 or contact School Resource Officer Edward Lewis Jr. with HPD’s South Kohala Patrol at 808-887-3080 or via email at [email protected].

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