Man arrested in Waiakea Center burglary

Published On: Oct 10 2013 11:44:29 AM HST

Robert Pookela Manaole

HILO, Hawaii -

Big Island police have charged a man arrested Wednesday in connection with a commercial burglary in Hilo.

At 10 a.m. Thursday, 18-year-old Robert Pookela Manaole, who has no permanent address, was charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree theft. His bail was set at $4,000.

He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Friday.

At 1:44 a.m. Wednesday, police received a report of an alarm call from a business at Waiakea Center. Responding officers saw a man fleeing from the area and discovered entry had been made into one of the businesses.

Patrol officers established a perimeter around the industrial area and arrested Manaole at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday.

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