Police seek help identifying getaway vehicle in Wednesday car theft

  • The light-colored sedan driven by suspects who allegedly stole a car from the Target parking lot Wednesday night. Courtesy photo

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle and three men that were reportedly involved in a robbery that occurred Wednesday night in the Target parking lot in Kailua-Kona.

Shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, a 19-year-old man reported that multiple unknown male suspect(s) removed his vehicle from the parking lot off Makala Boulevard after a brief altercation, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

All three suspects are described as local males of unknown height and weight; two of them were wearing full face masks. One of the suspects followed the victim’s stolen car as it left the scene. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a light colored four-door sedan.

The victim’s vehicle was later recovered in Puna, however the investigation is still ongoing and police are searching for the suspect’s vehicle, as well as the three suspects.

Anyone with information about the investigation is asked to contact Detective Sheldon Nakamoto, Area II Criminal Investigations Section, at (808) 326-4646 ext. 228, or via email at sheldon.nakamoto@hawaiicounty.gov.