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Cameras Capture Suspect Breaking Into Cars

Charlene Kihara Charlene Kihara

By Minna Sugimoto

KAPAHULU (KHNL) -- He wants what's in your car and will stop at nothing to get it. Several vehicles in the Kapahulu area are left damaged, after a man breaks into them to steal valuables. Now, you could help stop him.

Surveillance video shows a car break-in in progress. A man grabs an object and smashes a window to get inside.

It happened at Kilohana Square on Kapahulu Avenue, where Shannon Ball's car was damaged three weeks ago.

"We're a pretty safe neighborhood, and everyone also kind of looks out for each other," he said. "And then just, we had, someone broke into my car. He smashed the back window and grabbed my stuff out of the back."

Police say the suspect is responsible for 15 to 20 car break-ins in Kapahulu and Waikiki.

Charlene Kihara works in the area. She says she saw the suspect in action.

"He kept on going by the cars and just like was looking and then was walking really rapidly," she said.

She and another witness nearly got their hands on him.

"Allison said, 'Were you looking at the guy?' I said, 'Yes, that's the guy.' So we chased him down here," Kihara said.

But he got away.

Shop owners at Kilohana Square call the thief brazen, considering the number of surveillance cameras in plain view.

"He's done that in other areas and other, in apartment buildings and such," Ball said. "You know, and they have cameras there. To be doing that to people and to keep doing that all in this area, I hope they get him."

If you have any information about the suspect, call police.

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