Kona Vending Machine Thefts 07/28/99

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA PATROL DIVISION
OFFICER W. GARY SOUTHER
PHONE: 326-4208
JULY 28, 1999

MEDIA RELEASE

Kona police are seeking the public’s help in solving a recent series of thefts from vending machines in Kailua-Kona area.

Police said thieves are stealing cash, in the form of dollar bills and coins, from the machines.

Anyone with information about the thefts or those responsible is asked to call Officer Gary Souther or Officer Scott Kurashige at 326-4208.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.

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