HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police are searching for two men who attacked a couple after a Kakaako benefit concert. The victims believe the crooks mistakenly thought they were carrying thousands of dollars in ticket money.
Surveillance video shows the suspects outside an apartment building on Thurston Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. The robbers suddenly attacked Pancho and Ella Alcon from Molokai right outside the front door.
"My dad was kind of first pulled and pushed into the door and they ripped the backpack that he was holding out from him," said the victims' son, who did not want to be identified. "The other guy jumped over the wall and hit my mom right in the mouth."
Once Ella dropped to the ground, Pancho was hit again. The men got away in a white four-door sedan.
"Her whole face is still really sore. My dad hasn't really been at work. His ribs is really sore still. They both get like flashbacks still," said the victims' son.
"The first suspect is possibly 30's, 5'4" to 5'6", about 160 pounds. They both were wearing long pants and hoodies over the mask. The second male is about 20 to 30 years old, again the same height, 5'4" to 5'6", 120 to 140 pounds," said Sgt. Kim Buffett of Honolulu CrimeStoppers.
The thieves stole a backpack containing clothes, but they might have been going after a lot of cash. Hours earlier, the victims served as volunteers collecting ticket money at the Hawaii Unite Music Festival at Kakaako Waterfront Park. They believe the robbers followed them back to the apartment building.
"They probably thought that there was a lot of money," said the victims' son.
"We don't know if it's related. We don't know the motive for the robbery, but again, they came home in their son's vehicle," said Buffett.
Now that the suspects have been caught on camera, the victims hope the thieves will be captured and put behind bars.
"Nobody should go through what my parents went through," said the victims' son.