Police charge Estocado with Hilo robbery


Hawaii Island police charged a Hilo man who was arrested in connection with a robbery Wednesday in Hilo.

Detectives on Thursday charged Shannon L. Y. Estocado, 30, of Hilo with second-degree robbery, first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and third-degree assault. He was released after posting $7,250 bail, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Wednesday morning, Hilo patrol officers responded to a report of a robbery outside a restaurant on Kanoelehua Avenue.

Police determined a man had reportedly approached and entered the passenger door of a 2004 Mazda sedan that was occupied by a 54-year-old woman. He then struck the woman in the chest and head with a closed fist and stole her car keys, cellular phone and prescription medication. The assailant then left the area in a brown Jeep being driven by an unknown person.

The victim went to Hilo Medical Center, where she was treated for her injuries and released. Investigation led to the arrest of Estocado a short time later on Railroad Avenue, police said.