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Police have located a stolen car from the Kona area and arrested a suspect

UPDATED (9:22 a.m. on 12/27/2018)

Stolen vehicle has been recovered, and robbery suspect Kyle Arellano, has been arrested in Kona.

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Kyle Arellano

Kyle Arellano

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Kona robbery suspect.

On December 26 (Wednesday), just before noon, Kona patrol officers responded to the 76-5900 block of the Hōlualoa area where a 71-year old male reported that his backpack was taken by force. The victim sustained minor injuries while being struck and from falling during the attack.

Police are looking for 22-year old Kyle Arellano, who was identified as being involved in the incident. Arellano may be operating a stolen silver 2007 Honda Accord sedan with Hawaiʻi State license plates HHM-509. Police ask residents to refrain from contacting or approaching the vehicle or its occupants and to call 911 if Arellano or the vehicle is seen.

Citizens who have information regarding the robbery or vehicle theft may call Detective Corina McLellan at (808) 326-4646, extension 275, or via email at corina.mclellan@hawaiicounty.g…, or call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311.

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 $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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