Police investigating liquor and grocery store burglary

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police are mulling over surveillance video from an early morning burglary of a Punchbowl area market.

Three men broke into the Huali Market at 1611 Lusitana Street at 1:54 a.m.

Neighbors who saw the break-in called police who arrived shortly after, but not before the suspects took off with thousands of dollars in stolen cigarettes, beer, as well as the store's cash register.

Owner James Han says it's the first time his market has been burglarized in the four years he's owned it.

The store's inside surveillance equipment is clearly visible to patrons who may notice they're being watched.

Witnesses told police the heavy-set suspects took off in a large white cargo van that only had front windows.

Police say the suspects were also wearing gloves. It also appears that the suspects knew exactly what they were going for.

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the getaway van and the suspects who may have been spotted around town prior to the theft.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

Detectives from HPD's Criminal Investigation Division will take over the case.

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