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Posted at 9:12 p.m., Saturday, December 30, 2006

Big Island man attacked with baseball bat over Playstation 3

Advertiser Staff

Big Island police say a teenager struck a Kailua-Kona man with a baseball bat today in an attempt to steal his Playstation 3 video game system.

The 26-year-old victim was treated for pain to his left arm, but refused treatment. The suspect was described as being about 18 years old and six feet tall, with short black hair. He was wearing shorts and a red T-shirt.

Police said the attack happened about noon, when the man was walking south along Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway with a Playstation 3. The man was walking with his 16-year-old brother. Police said the two were approached by a vehicle with three occupants. The assailant got out of the car and struck the victim with a baseball bat in an attempt to take the Playstation.

But the victim's younger brother was able to take the bat away from the suspect, who returned to his brown sports utility vehicle and fled the scene, police said. The license plate number on the vehicle is HCP 042.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to the Kona Criminal Investigations section at 326-4646, extension 268 or the Big Island police non-emergency number at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo.