Two shoplifting suspects with prior convictions were arrested Monday night in separate incidents near one another and were being investigated for “habitual property crime,” police said.
In the first case, a 55-year-old man with prior convictions allegedly shoplifted from a Keeaumoku business at 5:20 p.m. Because of his prior convictions, police were investigating him for habitual crime. Police said he also had outstanding warrants.
Eight minutes later, a 33-year-old man allegedly took property from a nearby Ala Moana-area business and left without paying for it at 5:28 p.m., police said.
Police found drugs on the suspect and arrested him for third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, as well as for allegedly committing a habitual property crime.