Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals suspected of robbing two victims in a reported home invasion that occurred over the weekend in Puna.
On Friday night at about 10:38 p.m., police received a report from a 62-year-old Mountain View woman that two unknown masked armed men forcibly entered her home. The victim reported that she and her 49-year-old female roommate were bound before both suspects ransacked the house. Both victims were then threatened with the weapons by both suspects, and the 49-year-old was reportedly struck with the weapon.
A 40-year-old Mountain View man who was also at the home reported that he was accosted by the two suspects, who brandished weapons while threatening him before striking him with the weapon.
The 49-year-old woman and 40-year-old man refused treatment for their injuries, which were minor. The 62-year-old woman was uninjured.
The first suspect was described as a Caucasian male, unknown age, about 6-feet tall with a thin build, a tan complexion and hazel eyes. He was wearing dark jeans, a dark long-sleeved shirt or sweatshirt, a ski mask or tactical type of mask, and a bandana covering his lower facial area.
The second suspect was described as a Caucasian male, unknown age, about 5-foot-6 with a thin build and a fair complexion. He was wearing dark jeans, a dark long-sleeved shirt or sweatshirt, a ski cap with a bandana covering the lower portion of his face. Both suspects fled the area on foot. Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing this investigation, which is classified as a first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, third-degree assault, first-degree robbery, and first-degree terroristic threatening.
Police ask that anyone with information on this case to contact Detective Fetuutuunai Amuimuia at 961-2278 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.