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Police: Man offers to fix car, steals purse in Mililani

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    Police released a sketch of a suspect in a purse snatching on Jan. 7 in Mililani.

A man who offered to fix a woman’s vehicle at her home in Mililani last week is wanted for allegedly stealing her purse.

Police released a sketch of the suspect and are asking for help in identifying him.

The incident happened at about 2 p.m. on Jan. 7.

The suspect offered to fix the woman’s vehicle and she allowed him to enter her home to use the restroom, police said.

The man then allegedly took the woman’s purse and drove off in a newer model white sedan.

Police said the suspect was well-groomed, wearing a collared shirt, black slacks and dress shoes. He was in his 30s to early 40s, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, with a medium build, weighing 160 to 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 529-3111 or CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or *CRIME on a cellular phone.

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  • So, she just let a stranger into her home? Didn’t even get a name? How or where did she meet him? You would think they would at least introduce each other by name. “Hi, my name is Joe, I can fix your car.” Did she pay him anything? Boy, not much info, eh?

  • I always thought that today’s cars cars had a panic button to disable a vehicle in motion with a press of the remote switch? If not, why not? At a cool 35 thousand bucks for the average cost of a new car now, it should have one.

    • All cars have panic buttons but not to disable cars remotely. Think of all the havoc that would be created if you could do that on someone else’s car. What a dumb comment but seeing it’s from the novice explains everything. Quit riding the bus and buy a car.

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