12-12-22 Police seek identity of Hilo business robbery suspect

hawaii police department
Criminal Investigation Division-I District
Captain Leo Ammon-Wilkins
Phone: (808) 961-2251
Report Number: 22-108119

media release

Hawaii Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects involved in the robbery of a business in Hilo on the morning of Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

At around 9:34 a.m. on Dec. 6, Hilo Patrol officers went to a retail store in the 300 block of Kilauea Boulevard when a clerk reported that a male suspect fled with a stolen backpack and other items this store. Store clerks attempted to stop the male suspect outside the store, who brandished a knife-like object, threatened the clerk, and fled the area on foot to the Gulf Football Stadium.

The suspect is described as a local male, of medium build, dark skin, 6 feet tall and with a goatee. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt, jeans and a black hat with “Hawaii” emblazoned on it.

The District 1 Criminal Investigation Unit is continuing to investigate, which is classified as a first-degree robbery.

Police ask anyone who may know the identity of the suspect to call the police department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Clarence Davies of the District I Criminal Investigations Division at (808) 961-2382. ) or email clarence. davies@hawaiicounty.gov.

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