Big Island police looking for suspects who robbed Japanese tourist
NORTH KOHALA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -
By: Victoria Cuba
Big Island police are looking for two unknown men who were involved in robbing a Japanese tourist on Wednesday.
The first suspect was seen talking to the 63-year-old Fukuoka native at approximately 4:15 p.m., when the other suspect came from behind, grabbed his bag and ran down Waikoloa Beach Road. The victim’s bag is a white and black Hermes brand, containing the his wallet and other personal items.
South Kohala officers responded to the robbery at 5:23 p.m. in front of the shopping area on Waikoloa Beach Drive near the Kuualii Place intersection.
The victim was not threatened or injured during this time.
The first suspect stands at 5-foot-7 with short hair, wearing shorts and a green/gray shirt. The victim was unable to describe the second man.
Anyone who witnessed this incident or knows of the suspects' whereabouts is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Sandor Finkey at 326-4646, extension 281. Detective Finkey can also be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.