A woman in Kalihi woke up at 4 a.m. to find a suspected serial burglar in her home

A woman in Kalihi woke up at 4 a.m. to find a suspected serial burglar in her home
Peter Peteres was arrested in Kalihi Sunday morning. (Source: HNN/Police)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police have arrested a suspected serial burglar after a woman stumbled across him in her Kalihi home early Sunday.

Police allege Peter Peteres was arrested about 4 a.m. Sunday after a woman found him in her Palamea Street home.

Just minutes earlier, a neighbor’s surveillance camera shows what appears to be the same man breaking into his house.

Rodney Takamatsu said Peteres had his stolen phone on him when he was arrested.

“He snuck in the house quiet enough that he didn’t wake up the dogs. Walked 15 feet, picked up a bag. Grabbed my phone, walked out,” Takamatsu said.

The 28-year-old faces first-degree burglary charges.

Takamatsu said the arrest is a good step in the right direction in cutting down on crime in the area.

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