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Alert witness helps capture beach bag theft suspect

By Star-Advertiser staff


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.

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mbrgss wrote:
Good job to the people that helped out! we need to take back are streets from low lifes that make the westside look bad.
on July 2,2012 | 08:57AM
Kalaheo1 wrote:
This is a GREAT story! Thank you to both the alert citizens for witnessing the crime, getting the proper information and calling the police and thank you to the HPD for tracking this man down and arresting him!!

on July 2,2012 | 09:56AM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
Uh......don't leave your bag unattended on the beach. You are just begging to get ripped off.
on July 2,2012 | 11:01AM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
Correct! Where do these tourists think they are? Doesn't the Travel & Tourist authority warning all tourists to be wary of their personal belongings or is it only rental cars that does? Heck, thieves even steal from cars parked at the Arizona Memorial under the watchful eye of federal authorities who so far were sleeping when thieves steal items from rental vehicles parked there. Hawaii is the land of opportunity. To work or to steal, whatever makes money? We can guess that the purp will plead innocent and say that it wasn't him or her that took the beach bag. A case of mistaken identity.
on July 2,2012 | 05:41PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
To the dirtbag 19 year old. Get a job!
on July 2,2012 | 12:54PM
Oye_Como_Va wrote:
No mo jobs. He or she must want some high paying job doing nothing.
on July 2,2012 | 05:42PM
808Cindy wrote:
We applaud you the witness for getting involved!! Lets all continue to watch each others backs!
on July 3,2012 | 07:45AM
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