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Chinese visitor robbed at Rainbow Falls Park in Hilo

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:44 p.m. HST, Feb 06, 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.

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