Two suspects arrested in connection with Kaneohe purse snatching

Purse snatching in Kaneohe leads to attempted murder investigation
Zechariah Kanealii
Zechariah Kanealii

KANEOHE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police officers have opened a robbery investigation after two suspects tried to snatch a purse from a tourist on Sunday morning.

Sources say it all started when a Japanese tourist was walking alongside the highway near Kualoa Ranch around 9:45 a.m. when a car with two men inside suddenly drove up beside her. One suspect in the car grabbed her purse and the victim was dragged while the two males sped off.

Paramedics and firefighters arrived on scene to find the woman lying on the ground. Fire officials say she was treated on scene and later transported by Emergency Medical Services to Castle Medical Center for further treatment.

Shortly after that around 10:45 a.m., police officers located the white Ford Explorer with the two suspects.

Police arrested Zechariah Kanealii and another juvenile male.

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