HPD Seeking Burglary and Vehicle Theft Suspect

December 6, 2017, 11:42 AM HST
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The Hawaiʻi Island Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance with identifying a man wanted in connection with a burglary and stolen vehicle investigation.

Surveillance image provided by HPD.

On Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, between 3:30 and 4:20 a.m. in the 75-6000 block of Aliʻi Drive, an unidentified male entered into an occupied hotel room and removed several items, including two cellular telephones, a pack of cigarettes and a set of keys for a rental vehicle. The rental vehicle, a silver 2017 Nissan Rogue, was then stolen from the hotel’s parking structure.

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, the stolen vehicle was located, parked and unoccupied, in the Kealakehe area of Koʻokoʻolau Street and Ohelakai Place.

Vehicle image provided by HPD.

Upon reviewing video surveillance footage, an unidentified male is observed making attempts to enter into a separate locked structure on the same hotel property. This same male is also observed leaving the parking structure in the stolen vehicle.

Surveillance image provided by HPD.

The male depicted in the video surveillance images has a dark complexion and is wearing a light-colored, button-down, short-sleeved shirt, medium- to dark-colored pants, medium- to dark-colored baseball cap and a dark-colored waist bag strapped around his abdomen.


Anyone who recognizes the individual or who has information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Carrie Akina via email at [email protected] or at (808) 326-4646, ext. 277. Individuals with information may also contact the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.


This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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