Police are seeking leads on the location of a 21-year-old Hilo man wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred early this morning in downtown Hilo.
At about 6:40 a.m., officers received a report of a robbery in front of the Palace Theater.
The suspect 21-year-old Elijah Lopez, of no known permanent address, was said to have struck the alleged victim, a 67-year-old homeless man, in the head with an unknown object, and took the man’s belongings before fleeing on foot toward Wainaku.
Lopez is described as 5 foot 11 inches tall, 145 pounds, with brown, medium length hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent the downtown Hilo and Kailua-Kona areas.
The alleged victim was treated and released at Hilo Medical Center.
Anyone with information about the case to call the police non-emergency line at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.