Big Island police are investigating an armed robbery at a convenience store in Kailua-Kona this past weekend.
At 3 a.m. Sunday, Kona Patrol officers responded to a report that a "hold-up alarm" had been activated at a convenience store on Kuakini Highway near the intersection with Kalani Street.
They determined that two men had entered the store. One pointed a handgun at the female clerk and demanded money. The other went behind the counter and removed numerous boxes of cigarettes and lighters. They left with the boxes and an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot in an unknown direction.
Both men were described as being between 18 and 20 years old with their faces covered.
The first was described as between 5-feet-6-inches-tall and 6-feet-tall and weighing between 160 and 180 pounds. He was wearing black shoes with red laces, shorts that were black, red, yellow and green, and a red hooded jacket with gold embroidery on the lower rear portion, the right side of the hood and the right breast.
The second man was described as between 5-feet-tall and 5-feet-6-inches-tall and weighing between 150 and 180 pounds. He was wearing a black skull cap beanie, a black long-sleeved shirt, light shorts, dark shoes and was carrying a black backpack.
Detectives from the Area II Criminal Investigations Section are continuing the investigation. Police ask anyone with information about the identity of the suspects or anyone with any other information about this case to contact Detective Sandor Finkey at 326-4646, extension 281, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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.