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Hawaii County police looking for suspects in tourist robbery

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:22 a.m. HST, Feb 08, 2013

A Japanese tourist was robbed walking back to his hotel in Kailua-Kona early Thursday morning, Hawaii County police said.

The 41-year-old man told police that he was attacked by three men at the intersection of Alii Drive and Likana Lane while walking back to his hotel with three friends at 2:30 a.m..

Police said the suspects knocked the victim to the ground , punched and kicked him and stole his fanny pack.

A 41-year-old Japanese national reported that he was walking to his hotel with three male friends at about 2:30 a.m. when he was attacked by three men at the intersection of Aliʻi Drive and Likana Lane. They knocked the victim to the ground, punched and kicked him and stole his fanny pack. 

The attackers fled toward Likana Lane. 

The victim sustained scrapes and abrasions to his arms, legs and back but declined medical attention. 

The first suspect is described as 25-26 years old, about 5-foot 9-inches tall, with a skinny build, a black goatee and ear-length brown curly hair. He was wearing a gray or beige hooded sweatshirt. 

A second suspect is described as 25 years old, 5-foot 7-inches  to 5-foot 10-inches tall, with a thin-to-medium build. He was wearing black shoes, a black jacket and black shorts.

The third suspect is described as 25-27 years old, 5-foot 7-inches tall, with a small-to-thin build. He was wearing a Cleveland Indians baseball cap. 

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Joshua Lewis at 326-4646, extension 228. Detective Lewis may also be reached by email at . 

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HD36 wrote:
He would have been safer on the Vegas Strip.
on February 7,2013 | 04:46PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Hey! What were his 3 friends doing while he was getting beaten and robbed?
on February 7,2013 | 08:08PM
thebostitch wrote:
more and more of this, and you will see less and less tourists around our islands :( ... so if Gov. Neil Aber­crom­­bie will not do anything about having the Police do a better job protecting, arresting and sending a message that this is not tolerated, he will see less revenue in his budget, and then of course he will find even more Taxes to raise or invent all from scratch, and as usual we'll pay the price.
on February 8,2013 | 04:05AM
otoko wrote:
RIGHT ON! thebostitch ... you nailed it. Enough of these thugs who sour our primary industry. They just DON'T GET IT so law enforcement needa to GIVE IT TO THEM.
on February 8,2013 | 05:45AM
hanalei395 wrote:
All robbers, muggers, have short lives. They will die violently, either in prison or if and when they get out. Like that robber who just got bumped-off on the freeway.
on February 8,2013 | 04:10AM
otoko wrote:
I guess they cut class when the four seasons and our earth's rotation was being taught at school and did not learn ... Life Is Cyclical. What one puts out, one gets back. Is that so difficult to COMPREHEND?
on February 8,2013 | 05:49AM
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