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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, May 4, 2002

Police Beat

Advertiser Staff

Suspect sought in elevator theft

Police are asking the public to identify a man in his 30s who robbed an elderly woman last month at the Maunakea Tower apartment complex.

The woman entered the lobby elevator at the complex, 1245 Maunakea St., at 7 a.m. April 2, according to police reports. The robber, the only other passenger, allegedly pulled a gold necklace from her neck and pushed her out of the elevator when it reached her floor.

The man is described as 5 feet 4 inches tall, and weighing 140 pounds. He has a tan complexion, black straight hair and was wearing a sleeveless T-shirt and a dark baseball cap.

Anyone with information may call Detective Eric Yiu, 529-3436, or leave anonymous tips with CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.

Police seek clues in tent robbery

Hilo police want clues leading them to whoever stole two 20-by-20-foot canopy tent sets from a Kilauea Avenue store late Monday or early Tuesday.

The tents and rigging equipment taken from behind Kai Store are valued at about $400, police said.

Anyone who has information can call officer Vince Sivankeo of the South Hilo Patrol, (808) 961-2311 or the police non-emergency number, (808) 935-3311.

To offer anonymous tips, callers can dial CrimeStoppers, (808) 961-8300 in Hilo or (808) 329-8181 in Kona.