Japanese Tourist Attacked and Robbed By Three Men in Kailua-Kona

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery early Thursday (February 7) in Kailua-Kona.

A 41-year-old Japanese national reported that he was walking to his hotel with three male friends at about 2:30 a.m. when he was attacked by three men at the intersection of Aliʻi Drive and Likana Lane. They knocked the victim to the ground, punched and kicked him and stole his fanny pack.

Ali'i Drive

The attackers, described as being local males in their mid-20s, then fled toward Likana Lane.

The victim sustained scrapes and abrasions to his arms, legs and back but declined medical attention.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Detective Joshua Lewis at 326-4646, extension 228. Detective Lewis may also be reached by email at jlewis@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters 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. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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