Surveillance video shows suspect stealing safe from Pearl Harbor restaurant

(image provided by: Devina Andrade)
(image provided by: Devina Andrade)
(image provided by: Devina Andrade)
(image provided by: Devina Andrade)

PEARL HARBOR (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police need help finding a suspect who broke into a Pearl Harbor restaurant the early morning of March 25th.

A security camera captures a man wearing a hoodie and a hat breaking into the office of Restaurant 604 next to the USS Arizona Memorial.

The owner and his fiance say the suspect seemed prepared and pretended to deliver something first.

"He parked up front, in front of the building. He acted as if he were doing a some kind of delivery. So he knocked on the door. This is 330 in the morning so obviously no one would be here," said Devina Andrade.

Andrade says when no one answered, the man went into his white van, but came right back with a crowbar.

He finally broke in after prying and pushing for about 15 seconds.

"It didn't seem very long at all. The lights didn't go on. He pretty much was in and out and then we watched him just kind of roll it out there," Andrade said.

Once he was inside, she said the suspect went straight for the hidden safe.

"He pretty much knew exactly what he was going for. He didn't bother to grab anything else. There were many other things in there that he could have taken and he didn't," she said.

The restaurant has been open for two years now and Andrade says this is the first time something like this has happened to them.

She didn't want to say exactly how much money was in the safe out of fear of getting targeted again. But she says it was thousands of dollars of hard-earned money.

"It's shocking. It's shocking that someone has the guts to come in on federal property and do something like that,"

Her hope is that the suspect turns himself or the community can help find him.

If you have any tips, call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300. You can remain anonymous.

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