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Police are searching for a Kealakekua man in connection with a robbery


Alihilani Joshua Stringert

Alihilani Joshua Stringert

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 27-year-old Kealakekua man wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery.

Alihilani Joshua Stringert is described as 5-foot-11, 180 pounds with brown eyes, short brown hair and tattoos on his arms.

Shortly before 2 p.m. on September 10, a man took a purse from a 54-year-old Captain Cook woman as she was about to enter a business establishment on the 74-5000 block of Kaiwi Street in Kailua-Kona. The suspect fled in a charcoal gray Nissan Altima 4-door sedan.

Investigation identified Stringert as a person of interest.

Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or to contact Detective Carrie Akina at 326-4646, Extension 277, 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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