Police Seek Help Identifying Motorcycle Robbery Suspect

The Hawai`i Police Department has released a composite sketch of a suspect who is wanted in connection with a robbery incident in Puna.

At 10:18 a.m. on July 6, police responded to the Cooper Center on Wright Road in Volcano for a report of a motorcycle that was stolen at gunpoint.

The victim, a 37-year-old Hilo man, told police that he was approached by the suspect who brandished a pistol and demanded the victim’s motorcycle.

According to HPD, the victim ran from the area after the suspect raised the pistol and fired a shot into the air. The suspect chased after the victim and was able to take the motorcycle keys when the victim tripped and fell. The suspect then left the scene on the stolen motorcycle.

Police say the victim sustained abrasions from the fall.

The suspect is described as a male in his 20’s, about 5-feet-10-inches and 165 pounds. He has a slim build and tan complexion, along with straight black hair that was pulled into a ponytail. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt.

Authorities say the suspect arrived in a gray Honda sedan with two other unidentified occupants. Both the suspect and the sedan was last seen fleeing the area on Wright Road towards Highway 11.

The stolen motorcycle is identified as a red, 2013 Honda CRF250L with Hawaii license plate 188 XNX.

The public is not advised to approach the suspect who should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has any information about this incident is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Kayne Kelii of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2378 or Kayne.Kelii@hawaiicounty.gov.