POSTED: 8:44 p.m. HST, Feb 6, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 8:44 p.m. HST, Feb 6, 2013
Hawaii County police are investigating the robbery this afternoon of a 49-year-old male visitor from China at Rainbow Falls Park in Hilo.
Police said a man assaulted and robbed the tourist from Beijing of his belongings at 3 p.m. Wednesday near the bathroom area at the park.
The tourist was part of a larger tour group, and left when he went to the restroom.
The suspect is described as a man in his 30s or 40s, about 6 feet tall, with a medium build, wearing a dark blue shirt with light-colored stripes and dark pants.
Police ask anyone with information on the suspect’s identity to contact police. Tipsters are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.