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Police investigating attempted robbery in Hilo


Big Island police are investigating a reported robbery Tuesday afternoon at a fast-food restaurant in Hilo.

Shortly before 6 p.m., a man entered the Subway restaurant on Lanikaula Street, just mauka of Kilauea Avenue, claimed he had a gun and demanded cash, according to the Hawaii County Police Department. After a female victim refused to give him money he fled on foot up Lanikaula Street. He may have gotten into a black Toyota four-door sedan on Kapiolani Street.

The man is described as being of Asian descent, 5 feet 1 inches to 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing about 140 pounds with brown eyes, according to police. His hair color was obscured by a gray hooded sweatshirt and hat. He was also wearing dark-colored shorts, a black-and-white flannel shirt and dark rubber shoes.

Anyone with inforemation on the case should contact Lt. Gregory Esteban at 961-2252 or

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.