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2 suspected beach thieves arrested in Waikiki

Police arrested two suspected beach thieves in separate instances in Waikiki over the holiday weekend.

Police said witnesses chased and captured a 14-year-old boy who grabbed unattended property on a Waikiki Beach at about 11 a.m. and tried to run away.

The witnesses caught the boy and police arrested him at 11:15 a.m. on suspicion of robbery. He was released pending further investigation.

On Sunday, police arrested a  22-year-old man who allegedly stole unattended items from a Waikiki beach at about 10:45 a.m.

Officers arrested the 22-year-old man at about 11:50 a.m. and he was charged with third-degree theft. Bail was set at $1,000.

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