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Police Seeking Suspect in Puna Firearms Theft

January 18, 2018, 2:07 PM HST
* Updated January 18, 2:09 PM
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One of the firearms taken was an uncommon, lever action rifle engraved with “Buffalo Bill.” The rifle and engraving are similar to the one depicted in the photo. Photo Courtesy HPD

Hawai‘i Island police are investigating the theft of firearms in connection with a residential burglary in Puna earlier this week.

Police responded to a report of a break-in at a residence in the 15-1600 29th Avenue block of the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision at around 6 p.m. on Jan. 15, 2018. Police say numerous firearms that include pistols, rifles and shotguns were taken.

Investigators determined that the incident occurred sometime between Sunday evening on Jan. 14, and Monday afternoon, Jan. 15.

One of the firearms taken was an uncommon, lever action rifle engraved with “Buffalo Bill.” The rifle and engraving are similar to the one depicted in the photo.

Police officials say an older Caucasian man driving an early model pick-up truck and towing a trailer with a lawn mower was seen in that area late Monday afternoon. Detectives would like to identify and interview this individual.

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Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have any other information about it is asked to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Detective Aaron Carvalho of the Area I Special Enforcement Unit at (808) 961-2272 or [email protected].

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