Big Island Police Arrest Two in Puna Robbery Incident that Happened in July – Seeking Third Suspect

Hawaiʻi Island police have located two 30-year-old Puna men who being sought in connection with a robbery in the Leilani Estates subdivision last month.

Mark McCurley

Mark McCurley

Mark McCurley of Hawaiian Beaches and Kawika Kahee of the Black Sand subdivision were arrested at 11 a.m. Tuesday (August 20) during a warrants sweep in Hawaiian Beaches.

Kawika Kahee

Kawika Kahee

At 11:35 a.m. Wednesday (August 21), detectives charged McCurley with second-degree robbery, second-degree theft and kidnapping. His bail set at $85,000. Kahee was charged with second-degree robbery, second-degree theft and third-degree assault. His bail was set at $37,000.

Both men are being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending their initial court appearance scheduled for Thursday.

The victim, a 56-year-old woman, reported that three individuals who were invited to her home used force against her and removed several items on July 24. The suspects left the home in a white Ford Mustang. The third suspect has not been identified.

Police ask anyone with information about the third suspect to contact Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or Persons may also call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

One Response

  1. These thugs should not have received even the possibility of bail since they were BOTH on probation AND they used a firearm.

    Hale security is being ignore by our ‘legal system’. What is wrong, Ruderman and Hanohano?

    FIX IT!!

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