POSTED: 10:23 p.m. HST, Dec 10, 2010
Alert neighbors in Mililani helped police catch a 34-year-old burglar Thursday who allegedly had broken into a Kaneohe home only a few hours earlier.
A 33-year-old Kaneohe resident reported to police that two men entered his Hui Palili Place home while he was sleeping about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, police said.
When he confronted the two intruders — one in his 30s and another in his 20s — the older man threatened him with a screwdriver, police said.
The resident tried to call police, but the older man took his cell phone, then the men took off in an SUV, police said.
The victim also found his car had also been broken into.
About seven hours later, neighbors in Mililani reported seeing a suspicious man enter the back of a Hokulewa Loop home while the owner was away, police said.
Responding polce officers found the man hiding inside the home with an item from the house in his pants pocket.
The 66-year-old Mililani resident returned home and said she didn’t know the suspect. Police booked the man on suspicion of first-degree burglary.
He was later arrested him in connection with the Kaneohe break-in. In that case, officers booked him on suspicion of robbery, breaking into a vehicle and interfering with reporting of an emergency.