Vehicle Used to Smash Doors in Kaiser Pharmacy Burglary

Big Island police are investigating a burglary that occurred Wednesday morning (May 9) in the upper Hilo area.

At about 4:05 a.m., police received a report of an alarm at the Kaiser Permanente building at 1292 Waiānuenue Avenue in Hilo. Around the same time, police received another call reporting that the front entry gates to the building were damaged.

Responding officers discovered that the pair of large doors leading into the building’s lobby were extensively damaged. Evidence recovered at the scene suggests that a vehicle was used to gain entry into the building.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section and evidence specialists combed through the debris and have recovered automotive parts from a foreign make vehicle. In addition, police also recovered video surveillance footage.

Preliminary damage estimates to the building were set at about $10,000.


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