Police seek info on Puna assailant


Police are renewing their request for information about a robbery and auto theft last week in Puna’s Leilani Estates subdivision.

A 41-year-old man reported that sometime between midnight and 3 a.m. Aug. 20, he was assaulted outside his house on Maile Street and a car was stolen from the driveway, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

The attacker is described as a local male, average height and weight with medium-length dark hair and a “local accent.” The car is described as a blue 2005 Kia Optima four-door sedan, license plate ZAT 755.

Anyone with information about this case should call Detective Norbert Serrao at 961-2383 or nserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.