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Police are investigating a Kona burglary in Kainaliu


Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a burglary Tuesday (September 8) at a clothing store in Kainaliu.

At 2:23 a.m. Tuesday, Kona Patrol officers responded to Oshima Surf at 79- 7400 Māmalahoa Highway. Someone from a nearby business reported hearing suspicious sounds from the store and then seeing a dark Toyota Tacoma pickup truck driving away northbound on Māmalahoa Highway.

Police found evidence of a forcible break-in and reviewed surveillance video, which showed four persons with their faces obscured grabbing clothing before exiting the store. The stolen items are described as bikinis, blouses, rash guards and other surf brand attire.

Police ask anyone with information about this case to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311 or contact either Detective Roylen Valera at 326-4646, extension 224 (or by email at, or Walter Ah Mow at 326-4646, extension 238, (or by email at

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.

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