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Hawaii County police seek help in identifying robber

By Star-Advertiser staff


Hawaii County police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in a robbery Thursdayat a business in the Kaloko Business Center V on Kamanu Street in Kailua-Kona.

The suspect was caught on a surveillance camera. The surveillance video also shows vehicles passing the shopping center at the time the suspect fled into the night.

A 63-year-old Kailua-Kona woman reported reported about 8 p.m. that a man who spent several minutes looking at merchandise rushed behind the cashier's stand and grabbed a pair of scissors from the countertop. He confronted the shop owner with the scissors, then opened the cash register and removed an unknown amount of currency, police said. 

The suspect was last seen running north on Kamanu Street.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Detective Myra Iwamoto at 326-4646, extension 281, or the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. 

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