BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police are investigating an assault and robbery in Hilo early Wednesday.
A 56-year-old Hilo man told policed he was approached by three men on Banyan Drive near Lihiwai Street at 2 a.m. They assaulted him and removed his backpack and wallet.
Fire/rescue personnel took the victim to Hilo Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
Police ask that anyone with information about this case call 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 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 Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.