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Big Island police looking for stolen heirloom necklace with walrus ivory palaoa pendant

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Items police say were stolen from a storage facility in Hilo. Photos: Hawaiʻi Island police

Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance for information pertaining to a theft investigation that was reported on Dec. 21, 2022, at a storage facility in the area of the 400 block of Kalanianaʻole Avenue in Hilo. 
The victim reported that numerous items were stolen from a storage locker at the facility, including pieces of the uniform worn by members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha I.

Also reported stolen was a family heirloom necklace that has a walrus ivory palaoa pendant attached.  The necklace was stored in a black hard plastic lockbox.
Police ask anyone with information on this theft or the stolen items to call the police department’s non-emergency line at 808-935-3311 or contact Officer Chester Franco at [email protected].


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