Marijuana plants taken in Puna home invasion

KURTISTOWN, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – A 39-year-old Puna man was injured early Wednesday morning after two suspects broke into a home. The suspects, one of whom was armed with a rifle, left with several large marijuana plants after assaulting the victim.

The suspects drove into the home's driveway in a large gray colored truck at around 4:40 AM. While a 51-year-old woman and a 92-year-old man hid from the suspects, the alleged assailants attacked the 39-year-old, who sustained a head injury.The victim was transported to Hilo Medical Center, where he was later treated and released.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Detective Brian Miller at 966-5836 or the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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