Police ask public’s help in identifying Hilo shoplifting suspect

Hawaii Island police are asking the public for help identifying a theft suspect in Hilo.

Police say a man shoplifted an item from a store on Thursday, Feb. 2. His image was captured on video surveillance cameras.

He is described to have a fair-to-medium complexion and black, medium-length hair. He wore a black baseball cap, white T-shirt, and black pants, and carried a gray backpack.

Police ask anyone who knows the identity of this person in the photo to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Officer Joshua Gouveia at 961-2213.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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

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