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Suspects sought in store robbery

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects in a reported robbery in Hilo.

Thursday night at about 9:58 p.m., a 20-year-old Hilo man told police that he was approached by a man and a woman while he was sitting in the grassy area makai of Manono Mini Mart. The victim said he was threatened by the man if he didn’t give him his iPad and EBT card. The victim, fearing for his safety, turned over the items to the man who then left the area with the woman in a dark-colored sport-utility vehicle which he last saw heading toward Kamehameha Avenue on Manono Street.

The victim was not injured.

The male suspect is described as Puerto Rican, in his mid-30’s, 5-foot-8, 145 pounds, with short black hair and wearing a dark-colored jacket. The woman is described as Caucasian, in her mid-20’s, with long blond hair, and was wearing a white shirt and blue jacket.

Police are investigating the incident as second-degree robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Chuck Cobile at 961-2213 or the police non-emergency line at 935-3311. Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.


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