Police are seeking leads on two suspects in a Monday evening home invasion in Puna that left a man with skull fractures and other head injuries.
At 11:31 p.m., police responded to a Kahukai Street address in Leilani Estates subdivision for a reported assault. The victim, a 34-year-old man, told police he heard voices and saw headlights of a vehicle in his driveway. When he went out to the front yard, he was immediately attacked by two unidentified men who repeatedly struck him in the face and head.
The victim was chased into the house by one of the suspects who continued the assault in the dining room, police said. Both suspects then fled in a red Honda sedan.
Nothing was reportedly taken.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Hilo Medical Center where he was admitted overnight for two skull fractures and cuts to his head and face.
The suspects were described only as two men who wore bandanas covering their nose and mouth. One was wearing the hood of a sweatshirt over his head, and the other wore a baseball cap.
Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or has information about it is asked to call the police nonemergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Jesse Kerr at 961-2377 or Jesse.Kerr@hawaiicounty.gov.
Those who prefer anonymity may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.