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Mililani Attack Raises Concern

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By Beth Hillyer

MILILANI (KHNL)--A safety alert following two violent attacks on elderly women in Mililani.

Members of the Mililani community are concerned and looking for ways to protect themselves and their neighbors.

None of the suspects in either case have been caught and neighbors say they need to look out for each other.

At this pinto baseball game in Mililani, in between innings, some express concern over the recent rash of violence.

"Well, I think it's a shame these things go on. It's a community which is supposed to be fairly quiet and safe and I think there should be something done."

Fun and games aside, it's a serious threat.

"I think there should be stronger neighborhood watch some kind of program like that."

Like the victim in this case, many live in cul-de-sacs.

"Just look out for them, if I see suspicious car I watch them write down the license plate," said resident Paul Kawamura.

The first attack was a car-jacking in this neighborhood near Mililani towne center.

Early Friday morning, a 75-year-old grandmother pulled into this driveway to pick up her grandkids for school.

Two men assaulted her and stole her car.

"I was very enraged, very upset along with the other neighbors who came by to assist, find out what happened. She was yelling and screaming and when everyone came up we were appalled," said next door neighbor Richard Arango.

Hours later and blocks away a 78-year-old woman was attacked by two intruders in her garage. They locked her in a bedroom then stole a safe and her car.

"We got a lot of senior citizens around here I'm very concerned 9-10 senior citizens right around my neighborhood concerned about them."

"Concern, very concerned, OK what do we do next to protect ourselves."

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