Big Island police have arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery Thursday afternoon at a credit union in Pepe'ekeo.
Investigation of the 1 p.m. robbery at the Hamakua Coast Community Federal Credit Union led to the identity of a suspect, 37-year-old Kris R. Villasista of Honomu.
While police were conducting an islandwide search for Villasista, he turned himself in at the Kona police station at 6:05 p.m. Thursday. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery, theft and terroristic threatening. He was then moved to the Hilo police cellblock, where he remains in custody while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation.
Police ask that anyone with any information about this case call Detective Joel Field at 961-2381 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Callers may also call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.
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.
Pepe'ekeo robbery suspect arrested
Kris R. Villasista, 37, turned himself in at Kona police stationPublished 10:41 AM HST May 31, 2013
Big Island police have arrested a suspect in connection with a robbery Thursday afternoon at a credit union in Pepe'ekeo.Recommended