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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 dmorimoto@co.hawaii.hi.us. Persons may also call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Big Island Police Searching for Three Suspects Involved in Leilani Estates Robbery

Big Island police are looking for three suspects involved in a robbery that occurred in the Leilani Estates Subdivision in the Puna District on Wednesday night (July 24).

The victim, a 56-year-old female, reported that three individuals who were invited to her home, used force against her and removed several items from within. The suspects left the residence operating a white Ford Mustang, unknown license plates.

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Two of the suspects have been identified as being Mark McCurley, Male 30 years-old, of a Hawaiian Beaches address, and Kawika Kahee, Male 30-years-old, of a Black Sand Subdivision address in the Puna District.

Anyone with information regarding these individuals, or the whereabouts of the vehicle involved is asked to contact Detective Derek Morimoto at 961-2380 or email dmorimoto@co.hawaii.hi.us. Callers can also notify police dispatch by calling 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.