Police Ask For Public’s Help Identifying Suspects in Hilo Robberies

Big Island police are asking for assistance from the public to identify suspects in two recent robberies.

According to the Hawai’i Police Department, the two robberies occurred at about the same time Saturday afternoon, June 18, at two different retail clothing stores in the 100 block of Puainako Street in Hilo. It is unknown if the incidents are related.

In one robbery, three suspects entered a retail clothing store shortly before 2:30 pm Saturday and removed an undisclosed amount of clothing worth a total of more than $ 500. One of the suspects injured a store employee during the theft, and the three suspects fled the store.

One of the suspects appears to be Caucasian, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall, with a skinny build and a light, freckled complexion and reddish hair.

A second suspect appears to be local, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall, with a thin build, tan complexion and brown hair. He is shown carrying an Adidas gym / duffel bag on his right side and wearing a pair of red and black slippers.

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The third suspect appears to be local, about 5 feet, 11 inches tall, with a thin build, dark complexion and dark hair. He is shown with a hoop earring in his left ear, sunglasses and a gold-colored wristwatch on his left wrist.

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In the second incident, which occurred at roughly the same time, two suspects entered a retail clothing store and removed an undisclosed amount of clothing worth a total of more than $ 90.

One of the suspects assaulted a store employee after the theft, and both suspects fled the store in a silver-colored hatchback sedan, heading west on Puainako Street.

Anyone with information about these robberies is asked to call the police department’s nonemergency number at 808-935-3311. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.

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