Luis Real, co-owner of North Shore Surf Shop (Image: Hawaii News Now)
HALEIWA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Honolulu Police are searching for two men involved in a smash and grab break-in at a Haleiwa surf shop.
They were caught in the act via the store's surveillance system.
"He came back here, grabbed the cash register and took off," Luis Real described, co-owner of North Shore Surf Shop.
The video shows a white truck pulling up to the shop's parking lot just before 1 a.m. Friday.
The driver hops out first and inspects the glass door. Moment's later, the passenger smashes right through it.
"He had on a bandana, the only thing open was his eyes and he had gloves," said Real.
Real noticed the man looked unsure of what to grab first. He ended up taking a TV sitting on the counter.
"It looked like they were leaving, but they came back again and that's when he did the second loop," Real described.
The same man returned and grabbed a bag from the back of the store. He then stuffed it with jewelry and sunglasses sitting on the counter.
The video shows him hitting another sunglass case on the way out and gets startled when he see a car drive by. The culprits then flee the scene.
"They're not just robbing us, they're directly robbing the community," said Real.
Real says $3,000 to $5,000 worth of merchandise was stolen, but what hurts the most is knowing the kids in the community are the ones who suffer. He says a lot of the store's proceeds go to helping the keiki.
"It's tragic," said North Shore resident Kimberly Wheeler. "He's a good guy and he helps out anyone that needs it. It's so sad this would happen to him."
Anyone with tips should call CrimeStoppers at 808-955-8300.