Big Island Police Looking for Three Suspects in Puna Home Break-In While Residents Were Sleeping

Hawaiʻi Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects who entered a Puna home last night (September 16, 2013) while the occupants were asleep.

At about 10:30 pm last night, police received a call from a 54 year-old woman who reported that while she and her 63 year-old husband were asleep in their North Kulani Road residence, they were awakened by noises in an adjacent room. Her husband went to check and discovered three male suspects, who ran when confronted by the occupant.

The suspects ran out of the residence with two of the three suspects running towards Ihope Road.

Ihope Rd

The other suspect ran towards Route 11.

Neither occupant was not injured nor was nothing taken from the residence.

Responding officers conducted checks in the nearby area and were not able to locate the suspects.

Two of the suspects were described only as being about 5’6 to 5’7” while the third suspect was described only as being about 5’9” tall.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation, which is classified as an First Degree Unauthorized Entry into a Dwelling.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case to call Detective Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or email at

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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