Man arrested in Hilo carjacking

Hawaii Police Department

Big Island police are investigating a carjacking in Hilo

Police say the car was taken from a 24-year-old man in the Target parking lot at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday after he was threatened with a weapon.

The suspect took his keys and drove off in the victim’s car.

The victim did not sustain any injuries.

The victim’s car was found in the Pohoiki area later that night.

Police arrested a 19-year-old man for first-degree robbery and unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

He remains in police custody and has not yet been charged.

Detectives are also reviewing video surveillance footage that was recovered from Target.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Clarence Davies III at 961-2384 or by email at or Detective Grant Todd at 961-2385 or email at

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