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Burglaries spur neighborhood crime watch in Aiea

Aiea's "Night Out" effort Aiea's "Night Out" effort
Ed Gayagas Ed Gayagas
McGruff the Crime Dog, in brown coat McGruff the Crime Dog, in brown coat

By Duane Shimogawa - bio | email

AIEA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Some Central Oahu residents have had enough.

After three homes were burglarized recently, they decided to form a security watch group.

About a hundred people in Aiea's Newtown community gathered on Tuesday, as part of a national effort called "Night Out."

All porch lights in the area were turned on to signify support of the crime prevention program.

Organizers hope this event urges people to watch out for one another

"The best thing we could do is to be vigilant, be very cautious, very aware of what's going on and what we can actually do to correct the situation," Event organizer Ed Gayagas said.

One neighbor's home was broken into three times.

In the most recent incident, thieves busted open a safe, stole a gun, three laptops and jewelry.

Security vendors, several local businesses and even McGruff the Crime Dog were also at this event.

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