Police investigating Hilo robbery


A 43-year-old Hilo woman reported to police Tuesday she was robbed Nov. 4 in Hilo. The victim, who was not injured, said she was walking with a bicycle on Mililani Street, between Piilani and Hualani streets around 9 a.m., when a man approached her and demanded money, according to the Hawaii County Police Department. The man threatened her and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man was described as “local,” between 5 feet 10 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall, with a muscular build, dark brown eyes, very short black hair and a tan complexion, according to police. He was wearing surf shorts and a dirty blue tank top.

Anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the person depicted in the forensic artist’s composite drawing should call the department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Grant Todd at 961-2385 or gtodd@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.