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Three arrested in Kailua-Kona robbery

20-year-old Sione Kalavi of Kailua-Kona 20-year-old Sione Kalavi of Kailua-Kona
18-year-old Carlos Garrido of Kailua-Kona 18-year-old Carlos Garrido of Kailua-Kona

Big island police say two adults and a juvenile were arrested Tuesday after a late night robbery in Kailua Kona.

Officers responded to an 11:30 p.m. report of an assault in the parking lot of Coconut Grove Market Place. Police say a 27-year-old Kailua-Kona man was confronted by three men who then attacked him, threw him to the ground, beat him and took his backpack.

As the men prepared to flee in a blue Ford Bronco, the victim reached into the vehicle and retrieved his backpack. The suspects then fled the scene in the SUV.

The victim suffered scrapes and a cut to his face but declined medical treatment.

At 11:47 p.m., police found the SUV and its occupants on a dirt road behind a gas station on Henry Street in Kailua-Kona. They arrested 18-year-old Carlos Garrido of Kailua-Kona, 20-year-old Sione Kalavi of Kailua-Kona and a 17-year-old boy on suspicion of robbery.

The juvenile was released to his parents Wednesday morning. The adults are being held at the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed the incident are asked to call Detective Myra Iwamoto at 326-4646, extension 281.

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