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Captain Cook man gets 15 years in prison for 2023 robbery, burglary at Kahuku Gift Shop

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Derick Camacho. Photo Courtesy: Hawai‘i Police Department

A Captain Cook man, 21-year-old Derick Camacho, has been sentenced to a 15-year prison term in relation to a robbery, burglary and unlawful imprisonment incident that occurred on July 20, 2023 at the Kahuku Gift Shop in Ocean View.

The gift shop owner responded to the burglary after being notified by an alarm. Camacho,
while wearing a ski mask-type cover over his face, assaulted, threatened and bound the shop owner’s hands and feet with tape.

Police responding to the scene contacted Camacho and compelled him to release the shop owner by deploying tasers before placing him under arrest.


On Nov. 20, 2023, Camacho appeared in Kona Circuit Court where he entered No Contest pleas to charges of Robbery in the Second Degree, Burglary in the Second Degree, and
Unlawful Imprisonment in the First Degree.

On Monday, Camacho was sentenced to serve a 10-year prison term for the robbery and five-year prison terms for both the burglary and unlawful imprisonment offenses. The Court ordered that the robbery and unlawful imprisonment offenses be served consecutively for a total of 15 years.

Robbery in the Second Degree is a class B felony offense punishable by a maximum penalty
of a ten-year prison term. Both Burglary in the Second Degree and Unlawful Imprisonment in the First Degree are class C felony offenses punishable by a maximum penalty of a five-year prison term.


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