Police investigating Puna home invasion


Police are investigating a home invasion robbery early Tuesday in Puna.

Officers responded to a 2:30 a.m. report Tuesday of a robbery at a Hawaiian Paradise Park home.

The 80-year-old male occupant told police a man whose face was masked by fabric entered his 1st Avenue home off Makuu Drive, brandished what appeared to be a firearm and threatened the elderly man.

Police say the suspect then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 6-foot-2, 140 pounds with brown eyes and a long, thin face. He was wearing baggy brown pants and a short-sleeved, multi-colored shirt.

Anyone with information about this case or the identity of the suspect to call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or rpserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us. 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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