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Witnesses nab 12-year-old suspect in Waikiki Beach bag theft

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:23 a.m. HST, Dec 19, 2011


Bystanders chased down and captured a 12-year-old boy who attempted to steal a bag from a Waikiki beach Saturday evening, police said.

The victim, a 26-year-old woman, left her bag unattended on the beach at about 6 p.m. while she took some pictures. Police said the boy grabbed her bag and ran away, but witnesses gave chase and caught the boy. Police said they held the boy until officers arrived and arrested him for second-degree theft. The woman's bag was recovered.

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Anonymous wrote:
Bet you he's from Waipahu, Kalihi, or Wainae. It's the water.
on December 19,2011 | 06:48AM
Poipounder808 wrote:
Where is this place "Wainae" you speak of....lol.
on December 19,2011 | 08:31AM
9ronboz wrote:
He's from this neighborhood. Been there all along, we need to beef up Waikiki Beach security.
on December 19,2011 | 08:22AM
sloturle wrote:
wonder what his mom would say
on December 19,2011 | 08:37AM
kailua000 wrote:
his mom will say 'but hes such a good boy' catch them young, fix'em so he can grow up and be a productive member of society
on December 19,2011 | 04:49PM
whs1966 wrote:
I bet he's a stellar scholar, meeting or exceeding all Hawaii Content and Performance expectations. He's surely a role model-a real leader, who contributes to the success of others in his classrooms. What fortunate teachers have been blessed with his presence.
on December 19,2011 | 08:48AM
cojef wrote:
Worst than a 3rd world country. All the Wakiki rapes this past week. Funny thing is, do these kids have gypsy blood or somewhere in the past, relatives?
on December 19,2011 | 09:27AM
steveoctober wrote:
Probably a fat obese kid wheezing after just a few yards. If you're going to run and steal, have the courtesy to at least be in top shape.
on December 19,2011 | 06:51PM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
So he got caught, what will happen now? Slap on the wrist and back in Waikiki again to steal some more. He was just learning the beginning of becoming a future HPD Major or better yet, a Hawaii politician,
on December 20,2011 | 05:56AM
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