Big Island Police Searching for Couple Wanted for Questioning in Connection With a Robbery

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a couple wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery.

At 3 a.m. on August 6, a 26-year-old Hilo man was reportedly assaulted in the parking lot of Coconut Island and had his pickup truck stolen. The truck, a white 2006 Toyota Tacoma (license plate KYM 755) has not been located.

John Curtis K. Kuhia

John Curtis K. Kuhia

Police want to question 30-year-old John Curtis K. Kuhia and his wife, 36-year-old Shanna Y. L. Carvalho-Kuhia. Kuhia is described as 5-foot-9, 188 pounds with brown eyes and black hair. Carvalho-Kuhia is described as 5-foot-9, 300 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Their last known address was in Mountain View.

Police ask anyone with information on there whereabouts or the location of the truck to contact Detective Robert Almeida at 961-2386 or

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.