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Aiea family's home burglarized before Thanksgiving

Denise Kaehu Denise Kaehu
Adam Kaehu Adam Kaehu
Nainoa Yamamoto Nainoa Yamamoto

By Duane Shimogawa bio | email

AIEA (HawaiiNewsNow) - For the sixth time in just four years, an Aiea family's home has been burglarized. The latest break-in happened just a day before Thanksgiving.

"The way these people come into your house, was almost like terrorists, they're so bold, so blatant, they come into broad daylight, they put black guerilla masks on, I've got two grandkids living here, my children here," Aiea resident Denise Kaehu said.

The Kaehu family's lives abruptly changed six months ago. They lost their husband, father, and grandfather of the house. It now leaves Adam, the only man of the house to take care and watch over the rest of the family.

But what makes matters even worse, is the fear they feel as a result of the six break-ins in the past four years. A pre-Thanksgiving burglary hurts even more.

"I feel unsafe, like I cant even come into my own house feeling that I'm safe or not even knowing if someone was in here before I was and for me to come in here and have that feeling is just wrong," Aiea resident Adam Kaehu said.

In the previous break-ins, thieves stole cameras, bicycles, electronics, and personal possessions. The Kaehu's say these incidents usually happen during the day.

They're so fed up with the burglaries, they purchased a $15,000 surveillance system and Jett, a black lab that scared the latest crooks away.

"I think it's random, I think what they're doing is just cruzin' around areas, watching people go and what time there's the least amount of activity and bringing a lookout to go through your windows, before sending the two men in," Kaehu said.

Their surveillance system captures the thieves sifting through their belongings. This after what appears to be a pregnant woman staking out the area. The Kaehu's say they didn't get inside the house this time, but they managed to steal some tools and a printer.

Nainoa Yamamoto was dropped off by a school bus shortly after the burglary.

"Don't come here, 'cuz this is our property, we don't want you at our house," he said.

The Kaehu's have lived in this neighborhood for nearly 10 years and their home isn't the only one to get hit. A thief broke into an elderly man's home and punched him, but left after the incident.

"We need to catch these people and stop it, enough is enough," Denise Kaehu said.

The Kaehu's have filed a police report and they also gave police a copy of the surveillance video. So far, there are no leads in this case. If you have any information about this incident, call police.

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