Suspects sought in alleged assault of 10-year-old at Hilo Target

Suspects in sex assault investigation.

Vehicle in sex assault investigation.

Police are asking for the public’s help to identify two male suspects wanted for questioning in a sex assault investigation involving a 10-year-old girl.

The incident occurred just after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023, in the toy section of the Hilo Target store on Makaala Street.


The suspects were captured on video surveillance leaving the establishment and leaving the parking lot in a white early 1990s model Toyota 4Runner.

Anyone with information about the identity of the unknown suspects is encouraged to contact Detective Corina McLellan at (808) 961-2276, or via email at

They may also contact the police department’s nonemergency number at (808) 935-3311.

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 does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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