Burglar steals historic medals from home of Hawaiian princess

Burglar steals historic medals from home of Hawaiian princess
(Image: Hawaii News Now)
(Image: Veronica Worth)
(Image: Veronica Worth)
(Image: Veronica Worth)
(Image: Veronica Worth)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Nuuanu home of Abigail Kawananakoa, a descendant of Hawaiian royalty, was burglarized Sunday by a man who fled after stealing a designer dog carrier and a pair of royal medals from the late King of Tonga.

Kawananakoa's wife, Veronica Gail Worth, said the two were home when the man was discovered about 6:30 a.m.

She said security cameras captured several images of the suspect, who may be known to police.

The man also broke a vase.  Worth said the medals were a gift from the late King George Tupou V of Tonga.  The dog carrier was a Louis Vuitton purchased for Worth's Chihuahua years ago. The dog died last year at about the same time Kawananakoa was released from the hospital after an apparent stroke.

Kawananakoa, who is 92, and Worth are involved in a legal battle with Kawananakoa's former attorney over control of her assets, which are estimated at over $200 million.

This story will be updated.

Copyright 2018 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.