A 30-year-old Hilo man was charged Thursday with second-degree robbery, first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and third-degree assault in connection with a robbery near a restaurant on Kanoelehua Avenue.
At 10:58 a.m. Wednesday, Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of the robbery.
According to police, Shannon L. Y. Estocado reportedly approached and entered the passenger door of a 2004 Mazda sedan that was occupied by a 54-year-old woman. He then struck the woman in the chest and head with a closed fist and stole her car keys, cellular phone and prescription medication.
The assailant then left the area in a brown jeep being driven by an unknown person.
The victim went to Hilo Medical Center, where she was treated for her injuries and released.
An investigation led to the arrest of Estocado a later that day on Railroad Avenue, police said.