Big Island police are investigating two separate incidents that occurred over the weekend in Hilo reportedly involving a firearm.
On Saturday shortly after 4:30 a.m., police said officers responded to a fast food restaurant on Puainako Street to a reported attempted robbery.
During the incident, a man reportedly approached a 33-year-old Pahoa woman in her vehicle at the drive-through window, brandished a firearm and threatened her.
The same suspect allegedly approached an employee, a 20-year-old Hilo woman, at the drive-through window, brandished a firearm, threatened her and demanded money. He fled the area without receiving any money.
The suspect was described as possibly a local man with a fair complexion in dark clothing who was concealing his face with what appeared to be a mask.
Neither victim sustained any injuries as a result of the incidents, which are classified as an attempted first-degree robbery and two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening.
Detectives are continuing the investigation and are reviewing video surveillance footage at the scene and surrounding businesses.
On Sunday at around 3 a.m., police responded to a burglary report at a home on upper Kukuau Street. A 55-year-old Hilo man who was parking in his carport was reportedly accosted by a man who brandished a firearm and threatened him. When the victim’s 54-year-old wife entered the carport after hearing the commotion, she was also threatened with the firearm.
The suspect fled the area on foot toward Kukuau Street. He was described as possibly a young local man with a slim build and a fair complexion. He also was wearing dark clothing and what appeared to be a mask to conceal his identity.
Neither victim sustained any injuries during this incident.