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Police arrest boy for alleged kendama theft


An alleged kendama theft led to the arrest of a 13-year-old boy at Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Wednesday afternoon.

Police said a 12-year-old boy reported that the suspect robbed him of his kendama at about 2:30 p.m.

The suspect was released, pending investigation, into the custody of his parents. 

A kendama is a Japanese toy, which has become very popular in the islands. The toy consists of a three wooden cups and a spike connected to a ball by a string. It’s used to perform tricks to land the ball in the cups or spike.

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