Big Island man robbed of hashish

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police are looking for witnesses who were riding a Hele-On bus shortly before one of the riders was robbed after exiting at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

A 35-year-old Kailua-Kona man boarded a southbound bus on Ali'i Drive in Kailua-Kona and got off on Hawaii Belt Road just north of Haukapila Street.

Three men reportedly followed him off the bus, pushed him to the ground, stole his backpack containing the drug hashish and fled on foot.

The victim sustained abrasions to his legs from the struggle.

Police want to question Hele-On passengers who witnessed the actions of any of the four men before they exited the bus.

Passengers are asked to call detective Sharlotte Bird at 326-4646, extension 228, or the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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