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Big Isle police search for Hilo shoplifter

  • COURTESY HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

    A suspect described as a woman in her early 40s, about 5-foot-11 and 130 pounds with dark eyes and short dark hair was caught on surveillance camera shoplifting items at a Hilo store on Tuesday.

Big Island police are seeking information on a woman who was caught on surveillance camera shoplifting items at a Hilo store on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at 5:32 p.m. at a business on the 300 block of East Makaala Street in Hilo.

Police said the suspect left the store without paying for several items.

When a 27-year old female store employee attempted to contact the woman outside the store, the woman became combative and struck the employee. The suspect then ran into the parking lot and left the area in a white two-door sedan.

The suspect is described as a woman in her early 40s, about 5-foot-11 and 130 pounds with dark eyes and short dark hair. She was wearing a white long-sleeved dress. Her image was captured on a surveillance camera.

Police ask anyone with any information on the identity of the woman in the photograph or any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Tyler Jelsma at 961-2213.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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