Police investigating robbery in Pahoa

  • The man was described as having a fair complexion, medium build, brown hair, and a medium-length beard. He was wearing a black and gray hat, a dark-colored T-shirt with an aqua-colored design, dark-colored sweatpants, and slippers.

Police are hoping the public can help them identify a man wanted for questioning in connection with a reported robbery in early January in lower Puna.

About 7:30 p.m. Jan. 4, Puna patrol officers responded to a reported robbery incident at a convenience store in the Pahoa area, the Hawaii Police Department said in a Monday media release. The male suspect reportedly entered the store and demanded money and was last seen on foot heading toward Kahakai Boulevard.

The man was described as having a fair complexion, medium build, brown hair, and a medium-length beard. He was wearing a black and gray hat, a dark-colored T-shirt with an aqua-colored design, dark-colored sweatpants, and slippers.

Anyone who may recognize the suspect or who may have witnessed the incident should contact Detective Todd Pataray at 961-2378 or email todd.pataray@hawaiicounty.gov or the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311.

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