Hilo Woman Charged with Robbery, Drug offense

A 22-year-old Hilo woman has been charged with robbery and a drug offense after shoplifting at a local big box store in Hilo.

The Hawai`i Police Department arrested and charged Valissa Dahl with robbery and drug possession after she was stopped by a loss prevention officer in possession of clothing from a store.

During the incident, Dahl allegedly tried to punch the loss prevention officer in an attempt to get away.

Police were called to the incident and located Dahl where she was arrested in possession of the stolen items and possession of drugs.

Dahl was being held in lieu of $7,000.00 bail pending her court appearance on Tuesday.

HPD photo.

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