Authorities release sketch of Puna robbery suspect

Authorities release sketch of Puna robbery suspect
The man is described as a male in his 20’s, about 5-feet-10-inches, 165 pounds with a slim build and tan complexion. (Photo: Hawaii Police Department

PUNA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Authorities are releasing a sketch of a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery incident in Puna last week.

He is wanted in connection to a report of a motorcycle that was stolen at gunpoint on Friday.

Police say the suspect reportedly approached a Hilo man and demanded his motorcycle before raising a pistol and firing a shot into the air. The suspect then stole the motorcycle and left the scene, according to police.

According to police, the suspect arrived to the scene of the alleged crime in a gray Honda sedan with two other unidentified occupants. Both the suspect and the sedan were last seen fleeing the area on Wright Road towards Highway 11.

"The suspect is a male in his 20's, about 5-feet-10-inches, 165 pounds with a slim build and tan complexion," Hawaii Island police said in a news release.

The suspect had straight black hair that was pulled into a ponytail and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt.

The stolen motorcycle is identified as a red, 2013 Honda CRF250L with Hawaii license plate 188 XNX.

Authorities are advising the public not to approach the suspect because he is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect or has any information about this incident is asked to call the police department's non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

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