Big Island police seek thieves who stole from Japanese tourist
WAIKOLOA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Big Island police are asking the public to help them locate two men who stole a handbag from a 63-year-old Japanese tourist in the Waikoloa resort area.
The man, originally from Fukuoka, reported that he was returning to his hotel at around 4:15 p.m. when a man approached him and started talking to him. During the conversation, a second man approached the victim from behind, grabbed a bag from his hand and then ran east on Waikoloa Beach Road.
The victim was not threatened or injured during the incident.
The first suspect was described as approximately 5’7” with short hair. He was wearing shorts and a shirt that were either green or gray, according to police. The victim could not describe the second suspect.
The stolen Hermes bag, which contained the victim’s wallet and other personal items, is described as black and white.
Anyone with information is asked to call (808) 935-3311 or CrimeStoppers at (808) 961-8300.