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Police seek info about Puna home break-in

MEDIA RELEASE

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying three suspects who entered a Puna home Monday night (Sept. 16) while the occupants were asleep.

At about 10:30 pm Monday, police received a call from a 54-year-old woman who reported that while she and her 63-year-old husband were asleep in their North Kulani Road residence, they were awakened by noises in an adjacent room.

Her husband went to check and discovered three male suspects, who ran when confronted by the occupant.

The suspects ran out of the residence with two of the three suspects running toward Ihope Road. The other suspect ran toward Route 11.

Neither occupant was injured nor was anything taken from the residence.

Officers conducted checks in the nearby area and were not able to locate the suspects.

Two of the suspects were described as being about 5’6″ to 5’7” while the third suspect was described as being about 5’9” tall.

Detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section are continuing this investigation, which is classified as an first degree unauthorized entry into a dwelling.

Police ask anyone with information to call Detective Royce Serrao at 961-2272 or email at rpserrao@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 or 329-8181 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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