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Man, 81, in intensive care after violent home invasion on Big Island

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An 81-year-old man is in intensive care after two male suspects assaulted him in a violent home invasion robbery in Pepeekeo Wednesday, Hawaii County police said.

Police said the victim reported he was in his home on Alakahi Place when two males entered his residence and assaulted him shortly after 4:30 p.m. The suspects took a firearm owned by the victim, a cell phone and an undisclosed amount of money, police added.

After the suspects fled, the victim drove to a neighbor’s residence seeking help. Hawaii Fire Department personnel arrived after neighbors called 911.

The victim was treated for injuries to his neck and face. The 81-year-old man’s condition worsened that night, and he was taken by ambulance to a hospital where he remains in intensive care.

Police said the suspects, described to be in their 20s, are considered armed and dangerous. It is unknown whether the pair fled on foot or in a vehicle, police said.

Anyone with information on the home invasion is asked to call Detective Jeremy Kubojiri at 808-961-2378 or email, or call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.

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