Police Seek Public’s Assistance Identifying Person of Interest in Waikoloa Assault

The Hawai`i Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest regarding an assault that occurred at a Waikoloa hotel on Friday, January 22, at approximately 8:41p.m.

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that the male victim had his cellular phone damaged and was assaulted by an unidentified male suspect. A photograph was obtained of the person of interest.

Video surveillance captured the incident and the suspect is believed to 35 to 45-years-old with a stocky build and tattoos on his legs and chest. At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing an aloha shirt and shorts.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact South Kohala Patrol Officer Robert Ayau, via email at Robert.Ayau@righteous-rogerhawaiicounty.gov, or at the South Kohala police station at (808) 887-3080.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

HPD provided photo.

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