The Hawai`i Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a person whose image was captured on video surveillance in connection to a robbery in Hilo.
At 3:28 p.m. on Tuesday, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery that occurred fronting a retail store on East Puainako Street. Police determined that a male suspect entered the retail store, selecting multiple items, before exiting the store without paying for them.
The items were valued in excess of $100.
During the incident, a 20-year-old male employee was threatened by the suspect with a weapon before fleeing the area in an early model gold Mercury 4-door sedan bearing plate #HMD-052.
The suspect is described as, thin, and in his mid-20’s. He was wearing a dark-colored long-sleeved plaid shirt, a black hat with white print, glasses, and white shorts.
Police caution the public from approaching the suspect but instead call the police and provide a location of the suspect, who is wanted for first-degree robbery.
Police ask anyone who may have witnessed the robbery or who knows the identity of the suspect to call Detective Kayne Kelii at (808) 961-2378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.
HPD provided images.