Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a robbery Monday (October 12) in Kalapana.

Shortly before noon, a 64-year-old man was on his porch on the 12-4300 block of Pāhoa-Kalapana Road (Highway 130) when a man with his face obscured walked up his driveway. When the victim confronted the suspect, the suspect punched him, dragged him into the house, attempted to tie him up, ransacked the house and fled with items belonging to the victim.

The suspect is described as possibly local, 5-foot-6, 182-190 pounds with a stocky build. He was wearing a green safari hat, glasses, a blue-and-white checkered long-sleeved shirt, baggy denim jeans and black boots.

Police ask anyone with any information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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.