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Police seek two men involved with an Orchidland robbery case

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two males in conjunction with the investigation into a home invasion robbery that occurred in the Orchidland subdivision in Puna early Tuesday morning, (July 3).

Detectives are looking for brothers, 30-year-old Wesley K. Brooks and 33-year-old Kalei K. Brooks, of no known permanent address but known to frequent the Puna district, the Ainaloa Subdivision in particular. Both men should be considered armed and dangerous.

Police were called to the residence at about 4:00 a.m. and learned that two masked men, each brandishing a firearm, had broken into the home and confronted the couple as they lay asleep. One of the men demanded they open a safe which was in another room of the residence. After the safe was opened, the suspects took the ten firearms and U.S. currency and fled the scene in the victims’ white 2012 Toyota Tundra bearing Hawaii license plates ZEN-009. The truck may have damage to its front and roof resulting from the suspects striking the garage door and front gate to the home as they left.

The victims described the suspects as sounding local, between 5-feet-5-inches to 5-feet-8-inches, one was about 150 pounds and the other about 225 pounds and were last seen wearing black coats, dark pants, and hats.

Neither victim sustained any physical injuries during this incident.

Among the firearms taken were several semi-automatic pistols, shotguns, high-powered rifles and a 7mm rifle. Also taken was approximately 4,000 rounds of live ammunition for these firearms.

The investigation is being conducted by detectives assigned to the department’s Criminal Investigation Section. Anyone who may have any information regarding this incident or location of either of the Brooks brothers is asked to call Detective BJ Sagon at (808) 961-2375 or the police non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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