Credit Union on the Big Island Robbed by Masked Man

Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a robbery at a credit union in Pepe‘ekeo on Thursday afternoon (May 30).

Shortly after 1 p.m., a masked man pointed what appeared to be a handgun at two tellers at the Hāmākua Coast Community Federal Credit Union and demanded cash. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. No one was injured during the robbery.

The suspect is described as possibly in his 30s, about 5-foot-8 to 6-feet tall with a husky build. He was wearing dark glasses, a baseball cap, a sweatshirt, camouflage pants. He had a fluorescent green cloth covering his facial area and was carrying a black backpack.

Police ask that anyone with any information about this case call Detective Joel Field at 961-2381 or email him at Callers may also 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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