Robbery, assault investigated
Police are investigating a reported robbery that occurred early Thursday morning in Hilo.
At about 12:30 a.m., a 63-year-old Hilo man reported that he was walking along Puueo Street in the Wainaku area when he was confronted by a lone male who pushed him to the ground and stole his wallet.
The victim was not injured in the incident.
The suspect, who fled on foot toward downtown Hilo, is described as Polynesian, about 5-foot-2, about 180 pounds with a stocky build. He was possibly wearing a light-colored “hoodie” over his head.
A second-degree robbery case was opened and detectives are investigating.
Anyone with information on this case or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Detective Ernest Matsumoto at 961-2379 or email@example.com.
Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.
Rules for posting comments
Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Oahu Publishing Inc. or this newspaper. This is a public forum.
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content but the newspaper is under no obligation to do so. Comment posters are solely responsible under the Communications Decency Act for comments posted on this Web site. Oahu Publishing Inc. is not liable for messages from third parties.
IP and email addresses of persons who post are not treated as confidential records and will be disclosed in response to valid legal process.
Do not post:
- Potentially libelous statements or damaging innuendo.
- Obscene, explicit, or racist language.
- Copyrighted materials of any sort without the express permission of the copyright holder.
- Personal attacks, insults or threats.
- The use of another person's real name to disguise your identity.
- Comments unrelated to the story.
If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon below the comment.