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Handguns Stolen From Shipping Container in Hāmākua

Posted August 10, 2017, 04:17 PM HST
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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident involving the theft of several handguns from a shipping container in the Hāmākua District.

On Tuesday, Aug. 8, police were called to a vacant Paʻauilo Mauka Road property after a caretaker noticed that a door on the shipping container was pried opened.

In addition to a red portable Honda generator, the victim, a 78-year-old Alaska man, told police that several collectible Smith & Wesson, Colt and AMT revolvers and semi-automatic pistols were taken from the container.

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Anyone who may have witnessed the theft or have any other information about it is asked to call the Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Jesse Kerr of the Area I Criminal Investigation Section at (808) 961-2377 or Jesse.Kerr@hawaiicounty.gov.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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Les Miller Sad to hearAugust 10, 2017 05:16pm
Chris Jackson Its sad. Don't leave any valuables in a containerAugust 10, 2017 07:59pm
Sara Foose Oh man....a fellow Alaskan. So sad.August 11, 2017 07:04am
Judy Sinard So much crime now on da big island 🌴August 11, 2017 11:02am
Donalda Kyryluk Maunakea seriously! guns in a shipping container? very smart...August 12, 2017 12:26am
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