Big Island police are searching for three men in connection with a reported robbery involving a machete at a Puna park in July.
A 51-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were reportedly approached by three unidentified men at 2 a.m. on July 28 at the pavilion of Ahalanui Park, also called "Hot Pond."
After demanding the victims' wallets, one of the robbers got into a physical altercation with the man. Another robber then reportedly threatened the victim with a machete. The suspects fled with cash and the victim's cell phone.
Police ask anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Wendall Carter at 961-2871 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.