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Police investigating home invasion in Puna

By Star-Advertiser staff

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 Anonymous tips can be reported  through Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300.

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