October 22, 2016 | 77° | Check Traffic

Top News

Hawaii County police seek information about attempted robbery

  • COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENTHawaii County police released a sketch of the suspect in an Oct. 31 attempted robbery in Hilo.
    Hawaii County police released a sketch of the suspect in an Oct. 31 attempted robbery in Hilo.

Hawaii island police are renewing their request for information about an attempted robbery on Oct. 31 in Hilo.

A 49-year-old Hilo man was walking to his vehicle in the Waiakea Villas about 8 p.m. that day when a man approached, brandished a weapon, and demanded money, police said.

When the victim refused, the man fled. No one was hurt.

The wanted man is described as in his late 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 200 pounds, with a light mustache. He was wearing a black T-shirt, dark shorts, and a cap with the words “BJ Penn.”

Police released a drawing of the man to help generate leads. Anyone who knows the identity of the man or has information on the incident is asked to call police at 935-3311 or Detective Dean Uyetake at 961-2379.

Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

No comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.