Big Island police seek ID of suspects in papaya farm thefts

Big Island police seek ID of suspects in papaya farm thefts

KEAAU, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police are asking for the public's help in identifying two suspects wanted in connection with a theft from a business in Kea'au.

Two suspects entered and burglarized a papaya farm warehouse on Milo Street for the second time between 10:15 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. on November 24.

This is the second time the papaya farm has been burglarized. Two days prior, gasoline and equipment were stolen.

In the most recent theft, the suspects stole a utility trailer and a porta-potty. The porta-potty was later recovered by police.

The utility trailer, which is described as a black rear-loading ATV trailer.

Both of the suspect's images were captured on surveillance video. One suspect was wearing shorts with a long-sleeved shirt and a baseball cap with an attached headlamp. The other was seen riding an ATV on the property and wearing long pants with a hooded jacket.

Anyone with information about the case, the location of the trailer or the suspects' identities is asked to call the Police Department's non-emergency line at 953-3311 or Officer Shea Nactor at 965-2716.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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