Big Island police seek person of interest in Waikoloa assault

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HILO, Hawaii (KHON2) — Big island police are searching for a person of interest in connection with an assault at a Waikoloa hotel.

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Police were able to secure a photo of the person of interest.

Police say just after 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan 22, 2021, the victim was assaulted by an unidentified suspect, and had his cellphone damaged.

Police believe the suspect is a man 35 to 45 years old with a stocky build and tattoos on his legs and chest.

Anyone with information can call South Kohala Patrol Officer Robert Ayau, via email at, or at the South Kohala police station at (808) 887-3080.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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