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Police investigating an attempted robbery in the Ka‘u


Big Island police are investigating an attempted robbery in the Ka‘u district over the weekend.

A 28-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates resident reported he was confronted by three men while walking on Lehua Lane around 10:30 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 13).

The men reportedly asked the victim for marijuana and money and then attempted to reach into his pockets. During the struggle, the victim fell to the ground and one of the assailants cut him on the left shoulder with a sharp object.

The three men fled on foot. They were described only as Micronesian.

The victim was treated at Pahala Hospital for a laceration to the shoulder and released.

Police urge anyone with information about the case call Detective Charles Adams at 326-4646, extension 262, or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 or 329-8181 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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