Big Island police investigating Kailua-Kona armed robbery case

Hawaii Island police are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store in Kailua-Kona.

The incident happened at about 3 a.m. Sunday on Kuakini Highway near the intersection with Kalani Street.

According to police, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report that a “hold-up alarm” had been activated as store workers determined that two men had entered the store with a handgun.

Police say one pointed the gun at the female clerk and demanded money and the other went behind the counter and removed numerous boxes of cigarettes and lighters.

Two men left with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot in an unknown direction.

The suspects are described as being between 18 and 20-years-old with their faces covered.

The first was described as between 5-foot-6 and 6-feet tall and 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing black shoes with red laces, shorts that were black, red, yellow and green, and a red hooded jacket with gold embroidery on the lower rear portion, the right side of the hood and the right breast.

The second man was described as between 5-feet tall and 5-foot-6 and 150 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a black skull cap beanie, a black long-sleeved shirt, light shorts, dark shoes and was carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section Detective Sandor Finkey at 326-4646, extension 281, or email:

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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