Big Island police ask for public’s help in robbery case

Hawaii Island police are investigating a robbery Saturday in Puna.

At 10:23 p.m. Saturday, Puna patrol officers responded to a home on the 15-0600 block of Kahakai Blvd. in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision.

A 36-year-old man reported that while an acquaintance and two other local males were in his house, they took his computer hard drive and mobile phone.

When he asked for the items back, he was struck numerous times in the face, causing minor injuries.

The victim was able to get away from the suspects and call police. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and released.

Police ask anyone who has any information about this case or the identity of the suspects to call the Hawaii police’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or

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.

Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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