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POSTED: Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Robber sought on Big Isle

Big Island police are asking for help in identifying a man who robbed a pharmacy off Kawaihae Road in Waimea on Nov. 9. The suspect's image was captured on surveillance cameras, and he is described as tan, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a slim-to-medium build and a heavy pidgin accent. Anyone with information may call the Police Department's nonemergency line at 935-3311.

Apparent poisoning kills pet dog

Big Island police are investigating an apparent poisoning of a dog in Hilo.

A Hilo man reported that his English mastiff, which was in a fenced yard in upper Waiakea Uka, began throwing up and died Nov. 16.

The dog was valued at $2,500.

A veterinarian who performed a post-mortem examination on the dog found chunks of potato containing rat poison.

Police are treating the case as a cruelty to animals investigation.

Police ask that anyone with any information about this case call the Police Department's nonemergency line at 935-3311.

Alzheimer's patient goes missing

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The Honolulu Police Department is seeking the public's help in locating Tai King Loo, who has Alzheimer's and was last seen at about 11 a.m. Monday in front of Kamalu Elderly Housing at 94-941 Kauolu Place.

He was carrying a dog cage containing his white collie/chow mix dog named King.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300.

Help in robber's ID sought

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Big Island police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person who used a credit card that was stolen last week in a home invasion robbery in Volcano.

The person who used the stolen credit card was captured on a surveillance camera.

On Thursday, Puna patrol officers were sent to a Pukeawe Circle home in the Volcano Golf Course subdivision, where a 77-year-old man reported that two or three males overpowered him and demanded money.

They beat the victim, bound him and then left the home with an undisclosed amount of cash and other personal belongings, including a credit card, police said.

Police urge anyone who recognizes the person in the photo or who has any other information about this case to call the Police Department's nonemergency line at 935-3311.