Surveillance Captures Suspects Taking Hydraulic Jackhammer from Puna Residence

August 24, 2021, 5:30 PM HST
* Updated August 24, 4:25 PM
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Authorities are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects in a theft of a hydraulic jackhammer.

At 7:18 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a theft that occurred at a residence in Ainaloa. Video surveillance captured shows two suspects wearing full-face Japanese “Kabuki” type masks removing the large tool.

The suspects were also observed operating an early 2000 white lifted Dodge pickup truck with a primer black hood and off-road tires.

The vehicle and suspects may have also been involved in other unrelated incidents in the Hawaiian Paradise Park, Ainaloa, and Hawaiian Beaches neighborhoods.

Police ask that anyone who may have information regarding the incident to call Officer Scott Hammons at 808-965-2716, send an email to [email protected], or call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.

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