Caught on camera: Thieves plow through security gate to rob pawn shop

Caught on camera: Thieves ram into a Kahului pawn shop

KAHULUI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police are tracking down the suspects in a robbery on the Valley Isle.

Security footage showed suspects using an SUV as a battering ram Sunday night at a shop in Kahului around 11:30 p.m.

The suspects were recorded by security cameras in the robbery. Police are working to make an arrest.
The suspects were recorded by security cameras in the robbery. Police are working to make an arrest. (Source: Maui Gold and Loan)

They reversed into the central Maui Gold and Loan multiple times, but couldn’t break through the security gate behind the glass.

So one of the thieves climbs on top of the SUV, jumps over the gate and into the store. That suspect then proceeds to smash jewelry cases and appears to take whatever he can get his hands on.

The second suspect, the driver of the vehicle, struggles to open the vehicle’s doors and pull out his bag as the vehicle is wedged between the gate.

They complete their heist within minutes and flee the scene before police arrive.

During the ordeal, security cameras captured it all on film, but they suspects were partially covering their faces.

Maui police said the crooks got away with $34,000 worth of goods, and caused $15,000 worth in property damage.

The pawn shop says they know one of the suspects and are working with police to make an arrest.

If anyone has any tips in the case, you’re asked to contact Detective Jonathan Acosta at 244-6441.

The suspects were recorded by security cameras in the robbery. Police are working to make an arrest.
The suspects were recorded by security cameras in the robbery. Police are working to make an arrest. (Source: Maui Gold and Loan)

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