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Police seeking information in firearms theft in Kona

MEDIA RELEASE

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in providing information about a burglary at a hunting supply store last month.

At 4:23 a.m. on December 18, Kona Patrol officers responded to the 73-5500 block of Kauhola Street in Kaloko Industrial Park, where it was reported that someone broke into Blue Water Hunter and stole 15 hand guns and damaged two others. Value of the stolen and damaged property was estimated at $8,600.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact Detective Sean Smith at 326-4646, Ext. 262, or ssmith@co.hawaii.hi.us.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 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.

In addition, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation have announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the weapons theft.

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