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Thief makes off with Maui couple's backhoe

(Image: Misty Carver) (Image: Misty Carver)
(Image: Misty Carver) (Image: Misty Carver)
(Image: Misty Carver) (Image: Misty Carver)
KULA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Maui police are investigating a theft case in which a woman’s backhoe, which she purchased in 2014 so she and her husband could build a home on their property in Lower Kula, was stolen sometime between Aug. 27 and Sept. 17.

“We were going to start building our dream home when it was stolen,” Misty Carver told the Maui News.

Misty and her husband, Ryun, live in Pukalani while building a home in Lower Kula. They reported the several-thousand-pound backhoe stolen on Sept. 18 and said that the thief must’ve known enough about the Caterpillar 420D backhoe to start it and drive it away.

“It’s very big and difficult to operate,” she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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