Police seek information about alleged Kona assault and robbery
Big Island police are investigating after a 38-year-old Kailua-Kona man was allegedly assaulted and robbed.
Officers responding to a report of an assault at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Hale Halawai Park in Kailua-Kona determined that the victim was near the beach area fronting the park’s pavilion when he was confronted by two unknown men.
During the reported confrontation, one of the unknown men brandished a knife while the other physically assaulted the victim. The suspects were able to remove the victim’s backpack, which contained numerous personal items, and fled the area on foot.
The victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Kona Community Hospital for further treatment.
According to the victim, one suspect was a darker-skinned young adult male of unknown height and weight. The other suspect was described as a Caucasian male who appeared older than the first suspect and whose height and weight is also unknown.
Anyone with information about this incident or who might have witnessed it is encouraged to contact Detective Donovan Kohara at 808-960-3118 or via email at [email protected], or call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.
Those who want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.