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Burglar asks for money in Kona

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    Kahakai Road in Kona

A 32-year-old man was arrested today after he entered a stranger’s apartment, asked her for money, then shoved her down when she tried to get away in Kona, Hawaii island police said.

The man, of Kailua-Kona, was arrested this morning on suspicion of burglary, robbery, and kidnapping. He was being held at the Kona police cellblock pending investigation.

Police said a 62-year-old woman told police that she woke up to find an unknown man in her apartment asking for money at about 1:40 a.m. today. When she tried to get away, he shoved her to the floor and restrained her. He left with cash.

Police said the burglary occurred at an apartment in the 75-5800 block of Kahakai Road. The suspect was captured on a surveillance camera and arrested.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call detective Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, ext. 238 or detective William Brown at 326-4646, ext. 228. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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