Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man whose photo was captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a theft investigation.

At approximately 4:10 p.m. on July 18, two men entered a business in the Kaloko Light Industrial Area in Kona. One removed a palette knife and a mini iPad and modem. The second person’s involvement appears to have been to distract the employees.

Suspect No. 1 is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, 170 pounds with dark hair in a bun, and moustache and beard, and a tattoo of a cross on his left forearm. He was wearing a blue polo shirts and shorts. His image was captured on a surveillance camera.

Suspect No. 2 is described as Caucasian, about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-8, 160 to 170 pounds, with short dark hair, a moustache and beard and tattoos on his right arm and neck. He was wearing a black T-shirt and baseball cap.

Police ask anyone who recognizes the man in the photograph or knows anything about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Officer Stephen Kishimoto at 326-4646, extension 253.

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 $1000.  Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep the community safe.  Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to caller ID.  Crime stoppers information is kept confidential.