Honolulu police are on the hunt for a pair of thieves who stole several necklaces from the Royal Hawaiian Heritage Jewelry Store in Pearlridge around noon on Tuesday.
No one was hurt in the heist, but it's the second time in recent weeks a store inside the mall has been hit: On Feb. 24, the owners of Diamond Fairy said that a man wearing dark-colored clothing took off with gold chains during a brazen daytime smash-and-grab.
Shopkeers across other parts of Oahu remain on high alert. On March 11, the owner of Things & Blings in McCully said two men zip-tied her hands as they ransacked her King Street shop. In less than three minutes, the suspects fled with about $25,000 worth of jewelry.
The owner said one of the suspects in that case also looked like one of the men who hit Pacific Diamond Wedding Rings several days prior. Two men used a pick axe to smash display cases in that incident.
Police haven't released any additional information, but the five crimes have similarities: Three happened during midday. Three involved getaway vehicles that were later found abandoned. At least four of the crimes involved multiple men and in all five instances, no one was hurt.
If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers with your tips at 808-955-8300.