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Police are trying to ID theft suspect in Kona store


Surveillance Image

Surveillance Image

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with the theft of merchandise from a Kona store on two days in June.

At about 8:20 a.m. on June 24, an unknown man removed merchandise from a store on the 74-5400 block of Makala Street in Kailua-Kona. At about 3:10 p.m. on June 26, the same man removed merchandise from the same store. The suspect’s images were captured on surveillance video.

Police ask anyone with information about this case or the identity of the man in the photo to call Officer Andrew Walters at 326-4646 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island wide 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. Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

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