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Makapuu Visitors Strategize Against Thieves

Segal Boaz Segal Boaz
Faith Davis Faith Davis
Christy Hagen Christy Hagen
Francisco Castillo Francisco Castillo
The trail to Makapuu Lookout. The was redeveloped in 2006 with expanded parking and restrooms The trail to Makapuu Lookout. The was redeveloped in 2006 with expanded parking and restrooms

By Mary Simms

MAKAPU'U (KHNL) - CD's, designer labels, snorkeling gear, and even towels are clues that tell a criminal there may be more inside your car.

"There's a lot of petty thefts and car thefts going on, so I always make sure I get everything out of my car," said Segal Boaz as she prepared to hike up the hill. "And I lock the doors and drive a not so fabulous car."

Some people try to trick the thieves.

"When you get to where you're going to be, don't open your trunk, said Faith Davis," another hiker. "And leave nothing in the car. Before you've left where you came from, that's when you get everything together."

"You hide the Ipod under your chair or something," said Christy Hagen. It's such a nice place to visit and you don't want to worry about what you left in your car."

Others take it all up the hill.

"Don't keep anything valuable in the car," said Boaz. "Don't carry a bunch of important stuff. Anything that's important its in my bag. Cameras, binoculars to go see the whales, glasses."

With beauty as far as the eye can see, some people let their guard down.

"People get all trusting here, said Francisco Castillo, a tourist. They think, oh we're in paradise, we can leave our stuff in the car."

Make sure the next time you park and lock your car, no matter what strategy you use to trick a thief, you think about using one.

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