POSTED: 8:07 a.m. HST, Jul 2, 2012
An alert witness helped police catch a 19-year-old Waianae man who allegedly took a bag from a beach in Maili Sunday afternoon.
Police said a 26-year-old man left a bag on the beach to go swimming at about 3 p.m. The victim saw the suspect run off with the bag and unsuccessfully tried to catch him. A witness took down the license plate number of the suspects car. Using the information, police tracked the suspect down and arrested him for second-degree theft.