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Stolen credit card could be the key to solving pro golfer robbery case

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu Police have been searching for two days for the homeless man seen on store surveillance cameras using the credit card of Australian golfer Robert Allenby.

The man hit multiple stores in the Waikiki and Ward areas over the weekend, racking up more than $10,000 in charges.

Allenby claims that he was kidnapped, robbed, beaten, thrown in a trunk and driven more than 6 miles away from the Honolulu wine bar he was at Friday night.  But Honolulu Police have only opened 'fraudulent use of a credit card' and robbery cases.  They are not investigating a kidnapping or assault. 

And, a homeless woman who found Allenby after he was hurt says he was just a few yards from the wine bar, not 6 miles away, as he claims.

Skepticism grows in Allenby's home country too where he is considered a sports legend.

"It's front page news, its lead story, it's huge interest in Australia," says Christine Ahern of Channel 9 in Australia.

So how did Allenby get the injuries on his face and who took his cell phone and wallet?

Police sources tell Hawaii News Now, his injuries are more consistent with a fall but it's unclear how his credit cards ended up in the hands of the homeless man going on a shopping spree.

"I've interviewed him and he's been very forthcoming with his story and it's been very detailed, however, in Australia I have to say, that there are a lot of people thinking that this is too bizarre to be true," says Ahern.

Allenby was in Hawaii to play in the Sony Open. 

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