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Police investigating Puna robbery

July 7, 2014 - 12:35pm

Hawaii Island police are investigating a robbery that occurred Saturday in Puna.

At 10:23 p.m. Saturday, Puna Patrol officers responded to a home on the 15-0600 block of Kahakai Boulevard in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision.

A 36-year-old man reported that while an acquaintance and two other local men were in his house, they took his computer hard drive and mobile phone. When he asked for the items back, he was struck numerous times in the face, causing minor injuries, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

The victim was able to get away from the suspects and call police. He was taken to Hilo Medical Center, where he was treated for his injuries and released, police said.

Anyone who has any information about this case or the identity of the suspects should call the police department’snonemergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2378 or

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.