Hilo pharmacy robber still sought by police

  • This man is sought by police for robbing a Hilo pharmacy.

Hawaii Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for an armed robbery March 14 at a Hilo pharmacy.

At 9:45 p.m., South Hilo Patrol officers responded to the Puainako Street business after callers reported a masked suspect brandishing a firearm had entered the store. The suspect demanded prescription medication and then left the scene in a silver-colored SUV-type vehicle.

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The suspect is described as having a “stocky” build, between 5 feet 6 inches to 6 feet tall, wearing long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a tactical-type vest. His head and face were concealed.

The Area I Criminal Investigation Section is continuing this investigation, which is classified as a first-degree robbery.

Police ask anyone who may know the identity of the suspect to call the police department’s nonemergency number at (808) 935-3311, or Detective Jeremy Kubojiri of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2378 or email jeremy.kubojiri@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 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.

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