POSTED: 5:09 p.m. HST, Jul 8, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 5:00 a.m. HST, Jul 9, 2014
Hawaii island police are investigating a home invasion robbery at the residence of an elderly man in Puna.
The early morning robbery occurred in Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision, where patrol officers responded to a report at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Police said a man whose face was obscured with fabric entered a house on 1st Avenue off Maku'u Street, brandished what appeared to be a firearm and threatened the 80-year-old male occupant. The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
The suspect is described as Caucasian, 6-foot-2, 140 pounds with brown eyes and a long, thin face. He was wearing baggy brown pants and a short-sleeved multi-color shirt.
Police ask anyone with information to call the police department at (808) 935-3311 or contact Detective Royce Serrao at (808) 961-2272 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Anonymous tips can be reported through Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300.