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Kona robbery, assault investigated

Police are investigating a robbery early Thursday in Kailua-Kona.

A 41-year-old Japanese national reported that he was walking to his hotel with three male friends at about 2:30 a.m. when he was attacked by three men at the intersection of Alii Drive and Likana Lane. He said the suspects knocked him to the ground, punched and kicked him and stole his fanny pack.

The attackers then fled toward Likana Lane.

The victim sustained scrapes and abrasions to his arms, legs and back but declined medical attention.

One suspect is described as a local male, 25-26 years old, about 5-foot-9 with a skinny build, a black goatee and ear-length brown curly hair. He was wearing a gray or beige hooded sweatshirt.

The second suspect is described as a local male, 25 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-10, with a thin-to-medium build. He was wearing black shoes, a black jacket and black shorts.

The third suspect is described as a local male, 25-27 years old, 5-foot-7 with a small-to-thin build. He was wearing a Cleveland Indians baseball cap.

Anyone with information about this case call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Joshua Lewis at 326-4646, ext. 228 or 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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