Suspect in Chinatown wallet theft that was caught on camera arrested again

Suspect in Chinatown wallet theft that was caught on camera arrested again

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The suspect accused of stealing an elderly man’s wallet in a Chinatown market last week has been arrested once again — for an alleged theft in the same market, only one that happened months ago.

49-year-old Remik Ungeni was arrested again early Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of second-degree theft. We’re told Tuesday’s arrest stems from an alleged incident that happened on November 13.

After surveillance video of last week’s theft went viral online, police were able to identify him with help from the general public. He was arrested Friday after being picked up by officers around 9:20 p.m. at the Mayor Wright Housing complex.

A clearer view of the despicable Chinatown theft of an elderly man

On Saturday morning, authorities said he he had been charged with fourth-degree theft. Bail was set at $1,000.

But Ungeni’s arrest, and the dissemination of his mugshot, appears to have spurred others to come forward with different pieces of surveillance video that purports to show the man involved in other incidents.

One such video, according to HPD Sgt. Chris Kim, led to Tuesday’s arrest.

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