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Island Princess Macadamia Nut Facility Break-In

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A burglary investigation is underway following a break-in at the Island Princess Macadamia Nut facility in Kea’au.

The Hawai’i Police Department says the burglary occurred at 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 and 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19. Police say that unknown individuals entered the office building and warehouse of the Island Princess Macadamia Nut facility and removed electronic components for a macadamia nut quality control machine.

According to HPD, the stolen components look similar to internal computer parts or camera cards and are valued at over $8,000. The parts were manufactured by Satake USA, which may be imprinted onto the items.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Officer Brian Souki at 966-5835.

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Individuals who wish to remain anonymous can call the Big Island Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300.

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