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Maui Crime Stoppers Seeking Assault Suspect

January 30, 2015, 11:01 AM HST
* Updated January 30, 11:04 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

Maui Police and Maui Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help in identifying the person responsible for assaulting a motorist on Jan. 16, 2015, at the intersection of Ho‘okele Street and Mokulele Highway in Kahului.

At roughly 3:30 p.m., the victim was stopped at a traffic light when a man approached his vehicle from behind and struck him the face with his fist.

The suspect is described as a “local-looking” Caucasion male, age 18 to 22, 5-foot-6-inches tall, 150 pounds, with short, buzz-cut, reddish-brown hair, and freckles on both cheeks. The suspect’s passenger is described as a local female, 18 to 22 years old, with dark black hair in an unkempt bun, larges eyes and a round face.

Anyone with information about the possible identity of the suspect is asked to contact Maui Crime Stoppers at (808) 242-6966. Neighbor Island residents can call 1-888-242-6966 toll-free.

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The Maui Police Department advises the public to consider all wanted persons as dangerous, and to avoid approaching or taking further action that could result in a dangerous situation.

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