Police investigate Friday Hilo robbery


Big Island police are investigating a reported robbery that occurred Friday morning in Hilo.

Around 12:20 a.m., an 18-year-old Hilo woman reported that she was on Haili Street near the Palace Theatre when she was confronted by several individuals who assaulted her and stole her handbag, according to the Hawaii Police Department. The suspects fled the area on foot toward Kinoole Street.

The victim suffered minor injuries but declined medical treatment, according to police.

Two women and a man, all Hilo residents ages 23, 20 and 20, respectively, have been arrested in connection with incident. West Hawaii Today is not identifying them pending charges.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has any information about it should contact Detective Grant Todd at 961-2385 or gtodd@co.hawaii.hi.us or Detective Nobert Serrao Jr. at 961-2383 or nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.