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Police arrest one suspect in Keauhou Store robbery

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Surveillance video of the Keauhou Store robbery (primary suspect seen above in still image)

MEDIA RELEASE

Thanks to tips from the public, Big Island police have arrested one suspect in connection with a robbery last week in Hōlualoa.

Roger Rasmussen

Roger Rasmussen

On Friday (January 13), detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section located and recovered a white 1998 Jeep Wrangler Sahara associated with the January 12 Keauhou Store robbery. They arrested the registered owner, 41-year-old Roger Rasmussen of Kailua-Kona. On Sunday (January 15), they charged Rasmussen with accomplice to robbery. His bail was set at $50,000.

Police are still seeking the primary suspect. Police ask that anyone with information on his identity or whereabouts call Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, extension 238, or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Police again advise the public not to approach him, as he is considered dangerous and possibly armed.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Police thank the public for their assistance.

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