Big Island Police Looking for Man Using Stolen Credit Card

Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of using a stolen credit card.

A 63-year-old man reported that a credit card and other items were stolen from his vehicle near Kapoho Beach in Puna sometime between 11 p.m. September 30 and 7:30 a.m. October 1.

Police later recovered a video surveillance image of a man who used the credit card at a store in Hilo.

He was described as Caucasian, possibly in his late 40s to early 60s with long wavy black hair possibly in a pony tail, a bushy beard and a mustache. He wore a brown T-shirt, tan shorts and black slippers during the transaction.

Police ask that anyone with information on the suspect’s identity call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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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