Kona restaurant robbery investigated


Police are investigating a Wednesday night robbery at a Kailua-Kona restaurant.

At approximately 10:30 p.m., after the restaurant had closed, an unknown man reportedly entered the premises near the intersection of Palani Road and Kuakini Highway, approached a female employee from behind, threatened her with a weapon, forced her into another room and grabbed an undisclosed amount of cash. He fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-8, 160 pounds and in his mid 20s to early 30s. He was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, black pants and black athletic shoes with a white “Nike” emblem. He may have had khaki shorts under his pants.

Anyone with any information about this case is asked to call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311 or to contact Detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, ext. 238, or wahmow@co.hawaii.hi.us. Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

 

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