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HPD Seeks Public’s Help in Solving Firearm Theft

January 6, 2015, 5:29 PM HST
* Updated January 6, 5:31 PM
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A burglary that occurred at a hunting supply store in December is prompting the Hawai’i Police Department to ask for the public’s assistance in providing information.

According to HPD, on Dec. 18 at 4:23 a.m., Kona Patrol officers responded to reports that someone broke into Blue Water Hunter on the 73-5500 block of Kauhola Street in Kaloko Industrial Park.

The alleged suspect stole 15 hand guns and damaged two others. The value of the stolen property was estimated at $8,600

It was announced by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation that a $10,000 reward will be offered for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft.

Anyone who has information regarding the burglary or the suspect is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Sean Smith at 326-4646, Ext. 262 or [email protected].

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

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