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Vandals wreck Hawaii's Plantation Village

WAIPAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - There's a plea for help after a vandalism break-in at Waipahu's Hawaii's Plantation Village. It happened in the early morning hours of January 25th at the Okada Building is where HPV's administration offices, museum and archives are located.

The operation's executive director, Jeff Higa said the vandals made a huge mess. Damage includes the smashing of the security keypad and the VCR recording system. The suspects also kicked down all of the interior doors and searched each room, looking for money. Many of those interior doors are now splintered and beyond repair.

Higa adds that they didn't find any money, but took some pennies that were in a donation box, along with a digital camera that the collections staff uses.

The incident was reported to Honolulu Police and a report has been filed. No estimate on the value of the theft or damages has been determined at this time.

Hawaii's Plantation Village is the only attraction on Oahu that is dedicated to preserving the sugar plantation history.

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