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Wahiawa spearfishing business targeted by smash-and-grab burglars

WAHIAWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A pair of thieves targeted a family-run business in Wahiawa in a costly smash-and-grab crime this weekend.

The Deep Blue Spearfishing Center lost about $5,000 in merchandise in just 13 seconds. Surveillance video shows one of the crooks throwing a large rock through the front door at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The impact shattered the glass and triggered the store's alarm.

"They knew we had cameras so they were well covered up. Both the face was covered and also gloves," said store manager Ryan Caparida.

The criminals immediately headed for the most expensive merchandise. The store owner said they grabbed five Aimrite spearguns.

"They make custom spearguns so we cherish these spearguns," explained Bullard. "They're one of the more top-end guns so they cost a little bit more."

The crooks managed to run out with the merchandise. Police have opened a second-degree burglary case.

"They knew what they were doing. They came in real fast, grabbed it. Two guys working together. In and out," Bullard said.

The business opened two years ago. Bullard said this is the first time the store has been burglarized. He had a message for the thieves who ripped him off.

"What you did is not right, but you know what, I forgive you guys, and I'm just asking that -- have a good heart. It's the holidays. We're not a big business," said Bullard. "Return the guns. No questions asked."

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