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Man charged in armed robbery

Police have charged a 25-year-old Pahoa man for an armed robbery that occurred last year in Hilo.

On Tuesday, Hilo Criminal Investigations Section detectives charged Patrick John Lindsey with first-degree burglary, attempted first-degree robbery, two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, and attempted first-degree unauthorized entry to a motor vehicle. Bail for Lindsey was set at $105,000 and his initial court appearance was set for Wednesday afternoon.

On June 24, 2012, at about 3 a.m., police responded to a burglary report at a home in upper Kukuau Street. A 55-year-old Hilo man who was parking in his carport was reportedly accosted by a lone male who brandished a firearm and threatened him. When the victim’s 54-year-old wife entered the carport after hearing the commotion, she was also threatened with the firearm.

The suspect fled the area on foot toward Kukuau Street. He was described as possibly a young local male with a slim build and a fair complexion. He also was wearing dark clothing and what appeared to be a mask to conceal his identity.

Neither victim was injured during the incident.


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