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Police searching for suspect in Holualoa robbery Thursday afternoon (Jan 12)

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Police are seeking a suspect in a 1 p.m. Holualoa robbery. The suspect is a local male, mid 20s-mid 30s in age, 5’7″-5’10” in height, unshaven, kinky dark hair wearing jeans, a green T-shirt and a white cap with a dark brim.

The suspect’s vehicle used is a white Jeep Wrangler with brown hard top, spare tire in rear with a winch in front.

Police warn the public not to approach the suspect. If you see him, please call 911.


Big Island police are investigating a robbery Thursday afternoon at a business in the Kona District.

Shortly before 1 p.m. a man described as a local male with a dark complexion entered the Keauhou Store in Holualoa and forcibly removed an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register. A 34-year-old female cashier suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment.

The suspect was described as being in his mid-20s to mid-30s, 150-170 pounds, unshaven and with kinky dark hair. He was wearing blue jeans and a green T-shirt, slippers and a white cap with a dark brim.

He fled north on Highway 180 in a white Jeep Wrangler with a brown hard top. The Jeep had a spare tire in the rear and a winch in the front.

Police advise the public not to approach this man if they see him or know where he is. Instead, call 911 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona 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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