8-24-21 Police Ask for Public’s Assistance Identifying Suspects in Puna Theft Investigation

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Puna Patrol
Officer Scott Hammons
Phone: (808) 965-2716 
Report No.: 21-070253

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with identifying suspects in a theft investigation regarding a hydraulic jack hammer.

At 7:18 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a theft that occurred at a residence in Ainaloa. Video surveillance depicts two suspects wearing full-face Japanese “Kabuki” type masks removing the large tool.

The suspects were also observed operating a white in color, early 2000 model, lifted Dodge pickup truck with a primer black hood and off-road tires.

The vehicle and suspects may have also been involved in other unrelated incidents in the Hawaiian Paradise Park, Ainaloa, and Hawaiian Beaches neighborhoods.

Police ask that anyone who may have information regarding the incident to call Officer Scott Hammons at (808) 965-2716, via email at Scott.Hammons@hawaiicounty.gov, or call the police department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.

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