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Police hunting for Waikiki arsonist

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A fire was reported on the 14th floor of the Waikiki Beachcomber. It was extinguished at 9:13 p.m. Damages were estimated at $1.8 million.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A fire was reported on the 28th floor of the Grand Wai­kikian. It was extinguished at 8:55 p.m. Estimated damages totaled $10,000.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A fire was reported at the Alohilani Resort. It was extinguished at 10:32 p.m. Estimated damages totaled $4,000.

  • CRIMESTOPPERS

    Police are looking for this person in connection with the three recent Waikiki hotel fires.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    First responders from the Honolulu Fire Department and Honolulu Police Department arrived Tuesday at the Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations in response to a fire reported on the 28th floor.

  • A CrimeStoppers photo of the person of interest in three recent hotel fires in Waikiki.

An arsonist, who is believed to have set three Waikiki hotel fires in three days, is still on the loose and police are asking the public’s assistance to help find a “person of interest,” whose image was captured on surveillance video taken at the scene of the crimes. Read more

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