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Robbers break windshield of car with 2 tourists inside

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 8:29 p.m. HST, Apr 30, 2012

Hawaii County police are seeking leads in the robbery of two visitors from California late Sunday night in Puna.

The visitors, a 30-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man, were sitting in a rented Jeep near Ahalanui Park in lower Puna about 11:30 p.m. when a rock shattered the windshield, police said.

A bright light obscured the vision of the victims as someone reached into the Jeep and took an undisclosed item.

The robbers mentioned a gun but none was seen, police said. The robbers — at least two — drove away, and the tourists called 911.

The rock hit the man, causing minor injuries, and he declined treatment, police said.

The incident is classified as a second-degree robbery, first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and first-degree criminal property damage.

Police ask that anyone with information on the incident to contact Detective Wendell Carter at 961-2378 or People can also call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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