Puna Woman Charged Following Hilo ATM Robbery

Hawai’i Island Police have arrested and charged 30-year-old Chasia-Rose Z.K. Palma, of Puna, with robbery following an incident that occurred on Saturday June 26, 2021, at a financial institution ATM in Hilo.

After conferring with county prosecutors, detectives charged Palma with second-degree robbery. Her bail was set at $25,000.

On Saturday, the 26th, South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a reported assault at a financial institution at the 600 block of Kinoole Street, in Hilo. Upon arrival officers learned the female victim was withdrawing money from the institution’s ATM when she was attacked from behind by another female. After punching the victim numerous times, knocking her to the ground, and repeatedly kicking her, the suspect forcefully removed an undisclosed amount of money from the victim, and then left the area on foot. Witnesses were able to provide police with a description of the suspect, who was located a short time later on Kinoole Street near Kukuau Street. She was arrested without incident.

Palma remained in police custody pending her initial court appearance Monday afternoon in Hilo District Court.


Photo courtesy of the Hawaiʻi County Police Department


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