Big Island police seek man wanted for identity theft

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for using a stolen credit card.

Police say an unidentified man used the stolen card on June 26 to purchase two flat-screen televisions at a store in Kona. The suspect was seen driving away in what appeared to be a red four-door SUV.

His image, which was captured on a surveillance camera, is posted on the Police Department’s website at

Anyone who recognizes the suspect is asked to call Lieutenant Gerald Wike at (808) 326-4646, ext. 266, or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300 in Hilo or (808) 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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