Big Island police looking for sex assault suspect

Published On: Mar 22 2013 02:56:33 PM HST
HILO, Hawaii -

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for harassment and sexual assault on a public bus.

On Jan. 28 at about 3:25 p.m., an unidentified man touched a female minor while engaging in an indecent act on a Hele-On bus in Waimea near the Lakeland bus stop.

The suspect is described as tall and thin with short dark hair.  He was wearing a RVCA hat and white Beats headphones with a red cord.  He may be in Hilo.

Police ask that anyone with information on his identity or location call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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.

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