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Police arrest 68-year-old man in robbery, attempted murder case

Robert Diego Robert Diego

PUNA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police are investigating an incident that left a 65-year-old Hilo man in serious condition with severe head injuries.

Police responded to a Hualalai Street apartment complex at about 10:30 a.m. Monday after someone reportedly yelled for help.

When officers arrived to the scene, they found the injured 65-year-old man. The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center with a fractured skull and severe lacerations to the head.

Officers arrested 68-year-old Robert Diego at the victim's apartment on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and first degree robbery.

Diego is being held at the police cellblock as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Joel Field at (808) 961-2381.

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