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    A surveillance camera photographed a man robbing the Central Pacific Bank at 2024 N. King St. on Thursday

Police are looking for a man who robbed the Kalihi-Palama branch of Central Pacific Bank on Thursday.

The man, in his 20s, entered the bank at 2:50 p.m. and handed the teller a note demanding money, police said. He then fled on foot in an unknown direction, police said.

The man is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 120 to 130 pounds, with a mole on his left cheek. He was wearing a long-sleeved orange shirt, a black cap and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about the robbery or suspect is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellphone.

Injured hiker rescued from Moanalua

Firefighters rescued a 22-year-old woman who was injured Thursday afternoon while walking her dog on the Moanalua Valley Trail.

The woman was a quarter-mile into the hike on a flat area when she fell and hurt her ankle, fire Capt. David Jenkins said. Two hikers helped the woman before the Fire Department’s rescue crew arrived, he said.

The Fire Department received a call at 3:02 p.m. and had rescue personnel at the patient’s side at 3:25 p.m.

Firefighters treated, stabilized and prepared her for transport by helicopter to Moanalua Valley Park, where she was transferred to the care of Emergency Medical Services.

Paramedics treated and took her by ambulance in stable condition to a hospital.


Downpours flood highway in Kau district

Heavy rain on Hawaii island Thursday afternoon forced the closure of Highway 11 between the 58 and 59 mile markers in the Kau district.

In reporting a flash flood warning Thursday night, weather officials said the rain in the afternoon was causing runoff, flooding the highway between Pahala and Naalehu.

At 5:45 p.m. Thursday weather officials reported that the highest 24-hour rainfall count was 1.4 inches in Piihonua and 1.32 inches at Hilo Airport.

Police advised motorists to drive with caution and be aware of possible ponding and runoff.

Police seek information in Hilo mugging

Hawaii County police need help finding the two men who robbed a 33-year-old man Aug. 6 in Hilo.

Police said the robbers approached the man from behind and punched him, stole his wallet and cellphone and tried to take his backpack near Keawe and Mamo streets.

The man was taken to Hilo Medical Center and later flown to Oahu, where he was treated for serious facial injuries.

The assailants are each described as having a dark complexion and a stocky build. One is about 5 feet 6 inches tall, and the other is about 6 feet tall.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the police nonemergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or

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