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Police investigating Hilo assault

March 25, 2014 - 6:20pm

Hawaii Island police are investigating an assault that occurred Monday in Hilo.

Early Monday morning, police responded to an area near the intersection of Kilauea Avenue and Aupuni Street to a report of an assault, according to the Hawaii Police Department. Responding officers contacted a 51-year-old Hilo man who told officers an unidentified man punched him while the suspect’s male companion held him down.

Officers recovered surveillance video footage which appears to depict a man wearing a hooded flannel print-type jacket and shirt.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects, described by the victim as “local,” in their 30s, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 150 pounds with medium builds and tan complexions.

Anyone with information on this incident or anyone who may recognize the suspect should call the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Scott Amaral at 961-2276 or

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.