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Police identify woman seen during Hilo shoplifting case

UPDATED (4:19 p.m. on 5/24/2016)

Thanks to tips from the public, Hawaiʻi Island police have identified a woman whose image was captured on a surveillance camera during a shoplifting at a retail establishment in downtown Hilo on May 19.

Police thank the public for their assistance.

The investigation is continuing.

MEDIA RELEASE (5/23/16)

Surveillance Photo

Surveillance Photo

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman whose image was captured on a surveillance camera during a shoplifting at a retail establishment in downtown Hilo.

At approximately 8:45 p.m. Thursday evening (May 19) an unidentified woman left the store without paying for a bottle of liquor. She is believed to be in her mid-40’s, approximately 5-feet tall, 145 pounds with a fair complexion. She had brown hair tied in a ponytail and was wearing light shorts and a dark tank top and was carrying a dark handbag.

Police ask anyone with information about the identity of the person in the photo to call Officer Michael Santos at 961-2213 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide 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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