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Pahoa man reports assault, skateboard theft

A Pahoa man told police he was assaulted and robbed of the skateboard he was carrying while walking near Pahoa Village Road on Hawaii island early Tuesday morning.

Police are asking the public to help locate the suspect in the second-degree robbery case.

The 19-year-old man told police that shortly after 1:00 a.m. while he was walking near the intersection of Route 130 and tPahoa Village Road, a white four-door sedan stopped. He said two males got out of the the vehicle and he was assaulted by one of them, who took a skateboard before fleeing.

The victim sustained minor injuries and declined medical treatment.

Police are looking for 22-year-old suspect who is described as African-American, about 5-foot-6, weighing about 180 pounds, short black hair, and brown eyes. He also has a mustache and goatee, and numerous tattoos of both arms. He was last seen wearing a t-shirt and shorts. The second suspect is described as a local male, about 5-foot-8, weighing about 180 pounds, black curly hair, and last seen wearing a t-shirt and shorts.

Police ask anyone with any information to contact Det. Sandor Finkey at 961-2384 or

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