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Koa doors at shuttered Coco Palms reported stolen

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:20 p.m. HST, Feb 27, 2013

Four solid koa doors were reported stolen from the historic Coco Palms Resort on Kauai. 

Site manager Bob Jasper, who holds tours at Coco Palms, said the theft occurred sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday afternoon. 

Each door — about 8-feet long, 3-feet wide — are hand-carved with different palm tree designs. “Each is one-of-the kind,” said Jasper. 

The doors were located at the resort’s Queen’s Hall where banquets were held.

When Jasper arrived at the site late Sunday afternoon, he found a big gap at the back wooden wall of the hall. He believes the thieves removed the doors, each weighing about 200 to 300 pounds, from the property through the gap. “I freaked out,” he said. “I couldn’t believe it.”

Jasper called the police and filed a report. 

Coco Palms shut down after it was damaged by Hurricane Iniki in September 1992.

Anyone with information on the theft of the koa doors is asked to call police at 241-1711. 

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