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Hawaii County police looking for suspects in tourist robbery

A Japanese tourist was robbed walking back to his hotel in Kailua-Kona early Thursday morning, Hawaii County police said.

The 41-year-old man told police that he was attacked by three men at the intersection of Alii Drive and Likana Lane while walking back to his hotel with three friends at 2:30 a.m..

Police said the suspects knocked the victim to the ground , punched and kicked him and stole his fanny pack.

A 41-year-old Japanese national reported that he was walking to his hotel with three male friends at about 2:30 a.m. when he was attacked by three men at the intersection of Aliʻi Drive and Likana Lane. They knocked the victim to the ground, punched and kicked him and stole his fanny pack. 

The attackers fled toward Likana Lane. 

The victim sustained scrapes and abrasions to his arms, legs and back but declined medical attention. 

The first suspect is described as 25-26 years old, about 5-foot 9-inches tall, with a skinny build, a black goatee and ear-length brown curly hair. He was wearing a gray or beige hooded sweatshirt. 

A second suspect is described as 25 years old, 5-foot 7-inches  to 5-foot 10-inches tall, with a thin-to-medium build. He was wearing black shoes, a black jacket and black shorts.

The third suspect is described as 25-27 years old, 5-foot 7-inches tall, with a small-to-thin build. He was wearing a Cleveland Indians baseball cap. 

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Joshua Lewis at 326-4646, extension 228. Detective Lewis may also be reached by email at . 

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