Nearly $6K in tools reported stolen from rail construction site

Nearly $6K in tools reported stolen from rail construction site

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police in Honolulu are investigating the apparent theft of thousands of dollars worth of power tools from a rail construction site in West Oahu.

A spokesperson for the Honolulu rail project tells Hawaii News Now that the incident occurred at the site of the future rail station in Hoopili, where crews had been working to install elevators.

Employees with the Schindler Elevator Corporation are believed to have locked their tools inside a shipping container that was left overnight at the job site. Thieves appear to have used a saw to cut a chain on the outside of the container, allowing them to break in.

HART officials are still assessing the value of what was stolen, but sources tell Hawaii News Now that the value is likely at least $6,000.

Workers say there is a security presence at the job site during the day, when employees are on the clock, but not at night.

A spokesperson with the Honolulu Police Department confirms that a police report has been filed and that the incident is being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Division.

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