Police searching for theft suspect


Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman wanted in connection with a theft investigation.

A wallet was removed from a shopping cart in the parking lot of Target in Hilo on Dec. 3. The suspect is described as a Hawaiian mix woman in her 30s to 40s, about 5-foot-5 with black hair, a fair complexion and a medium build. She was seen operating a newer-model silver Toyota 4Runner, police said.

Anyone with information on her identity or her whereabouts should call the Police Department’s nonemergency line at 935-3311. Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.