Police: Hilo man pushed to the ground and robbed

HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police are investigating a reported robbery that happened early Thursday morning in Hilo.

At about 12:30 am, a 63-year-old Hilo man reported that he was walking along Puʻuʻeo Street in Hilo when he was confronted by a man who pushed him to the ground and stole his wallet.

The suspect fled the area on foot toward Downtown Hilo. The victim was not injured in the incident.

The suspect is described as Polynesian, about 5-foot-2, about 180 pounds with a stocky build. He was possibly wearing a light colored "hoodie" over his head.

Detectives are continuing the investigation, which is classified as a second-degree robbery.

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