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Police investigating robbery and assault of 67 year-old Hilo man

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Big Island Police are investigating a robbery that was reported on October 28 at about 11 p.m.

South Hilo patrol officers responded to Hilo Medical Center after a 67-year-old Hilo man reported that while he was in the downtown Hilo area at about 8:30 p.m., two local males accosted him and demanded money. One may have been wearing a black jacket.

When the victim indicated he didn’t have any money, he was assaulted and loss consciousness.

The victim reported that when he regained consciousness, he discovered that his wallet had been removed from his person and discarded on the ground. The suspects were no longer in the area.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident call Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386.

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.

One Response to “Police investigating robbery and assault of 67 year-old Hilo man”

  1. vet2640 says:

    To HPD, COUNTY COUNCIL, DOWNTOWN BUSINESSES; etc.: Maybe its time to lobby for more surveillance cameras in the DOWNTOWN area, “CBD”. I do believe the borders of the CBD, (Central Business District) is from Waianuenue Ave. to Ponahawai St. and from Kinoole St. or Kapiolani St. to Kam. Ave.

    Tap the “Highway Fund” along with Federal Funds. DPW, Traffic Division can install cameras, HPD to monitor and respond, or at the very least; video can be used for identification and evidence.

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