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Woman Sought for Questioning in Connection to Purse Theft in Kona

September 9, 2021, 2:23 PM HST
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Surveillance footage courtesy of HPD.

Authorities seek the public’s help locating a woman sought for questioning in the theft of a purse in Kailua-Kona.

The incident occurred on Sunday, Aug. 22 when Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Kona patrol officers contacted a victim who reported leaving her purse unattended sometime between 1:30-2 p.m. at a retail store on Henry Street.

After checking with store security, surveillance video shows a woman in possession of the victim’s purse while leaving the business. She then went to another retail store on Makala Boulevard and used the victim’s credit cards to make unauthorized transactions, HPD states.

The suspect is described as a local female with a dark complexion and dark hair. She was last seen wearing a black tank top with pink floral print, blue jeans and brown slippers.

The suspect was also wearing brown sunglasses, a blue face mask, silver hoop earrings, a silver necklace, a silver and white bracelet on her left wrist, and carrying a dark-colored white floral print tote bag.

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This suspect is also wanted for questioning in other unrelated incidents in the Kailua-Kona area.

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Anyone who recognizes the woman in the image above or who may have information about this incident is asked to call Officer Jade Thomas at 808-326-4646 or the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311.

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