Police arrest juvenile in robbery of Japanese visitors in Waikiki
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Police arrest juvenile in robbery of Japanese visitors in Waikiki

  • COURTESY HAWAII NEWS NOW Police arrested a juvenile early this morning in the robbery of two Japanese visitors in Waikiki.

A male juvenile was turned over to the Family Court for allegedly robbing two Japanese tourists early this morning near Fort DeRussy in Waikiki.

The couple was robbed near the Army Museum at 1:45 a.m., police said.

The suspect fled, but police caught and arrested him on suspicion of first-degree robbery.

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      • No, crimes in Hawaii are covered up so they don’t hurt the sacred cow — tourism dollars! They don’t even give tourists fair warning. IT IS NOT SAVE FOR PEOPLE TO BE ON THE STREETS AFTER DARK, PARTICULARLY ANYBODY THAT IS OR LOOKS LIKE A TOURIST.

        • How is putting the story in the newspaper covering it up? As for your “not save” remark: have you ever actually been to Waikiki? It doesn’t look like it.

    • Yes, is it homeless related, at 1:45 a.m. nothing good happens in Waikiki at that time, the longer the homeless issue lingers, we should expect more crime due to desperation and frustration on there part. Yes a few more of these and tourism in Hawaii will surely get a black eye. All locals should look after the well being of our tourists who spend there hard earned money to come to “paradise” surely not to get robbed or mugged.

  • Do we have regular security or police patrols in these tourist areas? If not, we should.

    In a popular beach resort area in Thailand, they have what they call “tourist police” who are uniformed but not armed and made up of volunteer local and expatriate people who speak Thai and also different foreign languages. These “tourist police” set up stations along tourist areas and also patrol along the main streets. They are supported and communicate with the regular Thai police who also regularly patrol (on foot and cars) the tourist areas. I believe they effectively prevent crimes. It does give one a sense of security.

    Yes, there have been a few crimes committed against tourists lately in Thailand. Understand that no amount of security is going to be fool-proof.

    • There are more police concentrated there than any other neighborhood. Try driving down Kalakaua Ave with a busted tail light — I doubt you’d make it to Ohua Street without getting pulled over. There is also the Aloha Patrol (yellow tee shirts). Aside from petty theft and scammers, Waikiki is pretty safe.

  • Where’s the mug shot SA?
    Judge should make him pay full restitution and force him to use a pooper scooper to clean up after all the bums defecating in Waikiki every weekend for the next 10 years! Locking him up in jail will only waste our tax dollars.

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