Big Island Police Investigating Puna Home Invasion and Robbery

Puna Patrol officers responded to a 2:30 a.m. report Tuesday (July 8) of a robbery at a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.

HPDBadgeAn unknown man whose face was obscured with fabric entered a house on 1st Avenue off Maku‘u Street, brandished what appeared to be a firearm and threatened the 80-year-old male occupant. He then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 6-foot-2, 140 pounds with brown eyes and a long, thin face. He was wearing baggy brown pants and a short-sleeved multi-color shirt.

Police ask anyone with information about this case or the identity of the suspect to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or rpserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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.

Big Island Police Searching for Men Involved in Puna Home Invasion

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a home invasion early Monday morning (June 1) in Puna.

Shortly after 3 a.m., officers responded to a report of a home invasion on Ala Heiau Road in the lower part of the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision after receiving a report that two men, one armed and both wearing masks, had entered a house and confronted the occupants.

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Composite Sketch

Police learned that a 68-year-old man and his 70-year-old wife had been at home at when the two suspects entered the residence through an unlocked door and started to remove items from a bedroom. One of the suspects struck and threatened the male victim.

The suspects then left from the rear of the house with electronic items.

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Composite Sketch

This case is classified as first-degree burglary, first-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree assault.

Police ask anyone with information on this case or anyone who recognizes the suspects from these composite drawings to contact Detective Grant Todd by phone at 961-2385 or by email at gtodd@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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.

Second Home Invasion Reported this Weekend in Puna

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals suspected of robbing two victims in a reported home invasion that occurred over the weekend in Puna.

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Friday night (July 12,) at about 10:38 p.m., police received a report from a 62-year-old Mountain View woman that two unknown masked armed men forcibly entered her home. The victim reported that she and her 49-year-old female room mate were bound before both suspects ransacked the house. Both victims were then threatened with the weapons by both suspects, and the 49-year-old was reportedly struck with the weapon.

A 40-year-old Mountain View man who was also at the home reported that he was accosted by the two suspects, who brandished weapons while threatening him before striking him with the weapon.

The 49-year-old woman and 40-year-old man refused treatment for their injuries, which were minor. The 62-year-old woman was uninjured.

The first suspect was described as a Caucasian male, unknown age, about 6-feet tall with a thin build, a tan complexion and hazel eyes. He was wearing dark jeans, a dark long-sleeved shirt or sweatshirt, a ski mask or tactical type of mask, and a bandana covering his lower facial area.

The second suspect was described as a Caucasian male, unknown age, about 5-foot-6 with a thin build and a fair complexion. He was wearing dark jeans, a dark long-sleeved shirt or sweatshirt, a ski cap with a bandana covering the lower portion of his face.

Both suspects fled the area on foot.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section are continuing this investigation, which is classified as a first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, third-degree assault, first-degree robbery, and first-degree terroristic threatening.

Police ask that anyone with information on this case to contact Detective Fetuutuunai Amuimuia at 961-2278 or famuimuia@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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.