Midnight in Hilo: 14-year old girl escaped mugging at Moʻoheau bus station

Big Island police are investigating an attempted robbery Monday night in downtown Hilo.

A 14-year-old girl was reportedly accosted at the Moʻoheau bus terminal between 11:45 p.m. and 11:55 p.m. by a young man who brandished an edged weapon and demanded her purse.

The victim fled without giving up her purse and ran along Kamehameha Avenue until she reached a business and called the police.

The suspect is described as a local or Hispanic male in his early 20s, about 5-foot-4 and 115-120 pounds with a dark complexion, a bald head and a mustache. He had a tattoo on his left neck with cursive letters in a circle and a possible tribal tattoo on his right calf and shin. He was wearing black shorts and a black performance long sleeve shirts.


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