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Police: child victimized as part of gang initiation

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

KALIHI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Kalihi teen is in police custody accused of victimizing a child as part of a gang initiation.

Investigators say the suspect approached a nine-year-old girl who was standing outside an elevator at Kuhio Park Terrace Wednesday night, and ripped her gold chain off her neck. Sources say the crime was captured by a surveillance camera.

Officers located Miriama Moana, 19, on the property and arrested her on suspicion of second-degree theft, a class C felony.

The necklace has not been recovered.

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