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Burglars steal 2 bikes from Hilo police station

Burglars broke into a downtown Hilo police substation Wednesday evening and stole a pair of bicycles used to patrol the area.

The break-in at the Mooheau Bus Terminal substation is believed to have occurred around 11:40 p.m. Police said the suspects forced open the front door to gain access.

The bicycles are valued at $1,200 each.

One of the bicycles was recovered in waters off Bayfront Highway this morning.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the second bicycle, which is described as a black, 29-inch Cannondale Trail LS mountain bike with the words “Cannondale” and “Police” in white letters on the frame.

Police are looking for 27-year-old Keola Werner-Kealoha for questioning in the incident. He is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall, 190 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes and is known to frequent the Hilo and Kona areas.

Anyone with information about this incident or the whereabouts of Werner-Kealoha is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or contact Detective Bobbie-Jo Sagon of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2375 or

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