Maui’s Queen Kaahumanu Center enhances security after recent alleged assaults

Maui’s Queen Kaahumanu Center enhances security after recent alleged assaults
Queen Kaahumanu Center (File Image) (Source: Hawaii News Now)

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -After an uptick in shady activities near or on the grounds of Maui’s Queen Kaahumanu Center, mall officials are ramping up security.

On Monday, mall management echoed the dedication of their security team and announced increased enforcement of security policies in light of two alleged assaults that took place on Jan. 3 and 9.

Details surrounding the incidents were limited, but they said Maui police are investigating.

In the Jan. 9 incident, a woman reported being threatened at gunpoint moments before a man fled with her purse. Read more on that incident here.

“QKC extends its sincere condolences to the victims for the unfortunate crimes committed against them. We thank the security personnel that acted quickly and appropriately to help Maui Police Department apprehend the parties involved. As always, QKC continues to provide security measures to help deter events like this from happening,” said Toni Rojas, Vice President of Business and Community Development.

In 2018, one mall tenant expressed concerns over mall security in light of a gruesome murder that took place at the center.

In response to the incidents and concerns raised, mall management installed surveillance cameras the food court and south wing restroom hallways. Added security personnel will work alongside Maui police officers who will patrol the grounds at random hours of the day.

“Community safety and security is a result of collective consensus and public investment. QKC welcomes any violation of our Code of Conduct or suspicious activity be immediately directed to QKC security via phone call to 877.0718 or text 451.9663. For emergencies, call 911,” management said.

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