Woman arrested after HPD raids suspected game room

HPD raids suspected game room near Keeaumoku Street
Published: Jul. 25, 2017 at 11:32 PM HST|Updated: Jul. 26, 2017 at 5:05 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 53-year-old woman was arrested Tuesday night after a bust at a suspected game room in the Ala Moana area, Honolulu police said.

Police booked Sun Nam Kitajima on charges of gambling and possession of a gambling device after the raid happened around 7 p.m. at a building on Liona Street.

Hawaii News Now captured what appeared to be arcade games inside while officers guarded the doors. Multiple people were at the business, both in the upstairs and downstairs areas, talking to police.

Some people who left the building but didn't want to be on camera said they were playing games inside when officers entered and told them to get out.

Nearby residents say this gambling den has been in business for about a year.

Just before 8 p.m., a white box truck was brought in to load all the gaming machines.

The raid was the result of multiple search warrants for the multi-level building, according to sources.

Kitajima has since been released after posting bail.

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