Big Island police ask for help in finding Puna robber

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Hawaii Island police are investigating a home invasion robbery early Tuesday in Puna.

Puna Patrol officers responded to a 2:30 a.m. report of a robbery at a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.

A masked man entered a house on 1st Avenue off Makuu St., brandished what appeared to be a firearm and threatened the 80-year-old male occupant.

He then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 6-foot-2, 140 pounds with brown eyes and a long, thin face. He was wearing baggy brown pants and a short-sleeved multi-color shirt.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case or the identity of the suspect to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or rpserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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 is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe.

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

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