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Police continue to seek information about a Hilo robbery in August


Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for information about a robbery the afternoon of August 6 in the area of Keawe Street just south of Mamo Street in Hilo.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. on that date, a 33-year-old man reported that two males approached him from the back and began to punch him. The suspects reportedly stole the victim’s wallet and cell phone and attempted to take his backpack. The attackers then fled the area.

The victim was taken to Hilo Medical Center and then flown to a hospital on Oahu, where he was treated for serious facial injuries.

The attackers are described as two males with dark complexions, one about 5-foot-6 and the other about 6-feet tall. Both were described as having a stocky build.

Police ask anyone with any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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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