Hawaii County police are asking for the public’s help in identifying an armed suspect who ran out of a Kea’au business on Railroad Avenue this morning after he was confronted by an employee.
Police released a picture of the suspect after he was caught on surveillance video.
The suspect is described as a local male in his mid to late 30s, between 5-feet-8-inches and 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighing 200 to 210 pounds with a medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweater, dark-colored pants and had a camouflage-colored backpack.
Patrol officers in Puna responded to the business at 6:40 a.m. after an employee heard a loud noise in the building and confronted an armed male suspect who was rummaging through the office, police said.
The suspect ran into nearby brush.
Detectives are investigating potential charges of second-degree burglary, first-degree attempted robbery and first-degree terroristic threatening.
Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Grant Todd at 961-2381 or email him at Grant.Todd@hawaiicounty.gov.