Police are seeking information on an attempted robbery Tuesday afternoon at the Subway restaurant at the corner of Kilauea Avenue and Lanakila Street in Hilo.
On Tuesday, shortly before 6 p.m. a man entered the restaurant, claimed he had a gun and demanded cash, police said. After a woman clerk refused to give him money, the suspect fled on foot up Lanikaula and may have gotten into a black Toyota four-door sedan on Kapiolani Street just off Lanikaula.
The suspect is described as Asian, 5-foot-1 to 5-foot-4, about 140 pounds with brown eyes. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and a hat, dark shorts, a black-and-white flannel shirt and dark rubber shoes.
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Lt. Greg Esteban at 961-2252. Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.