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Stolen Computer Photographs
Suspect in Kihei

Updated 03:47 PM HST, May 18, 2012
Posted 02:27 PM HST, May 15, 2012

The Mac program VUWER took this photo of the person of interest.

By Rodney S. Yap

It has emerged that The Paradise Gardens Condominium on South Kihei Road was the scene of another crime within a day of an apparent stabbing incident early Monday morning.

A tenant in building “B” reported that his apartment was broken into on early Sunday morning, and missing was a MacBook Air laptop computer, an iPad3, a Time Capsule wireless router and six Corona beers.

The tenant says he was asleep in the apartment during the break-in, as the suspect(s) climbed up to the second floor lanai and entered through the sliding door.

Police were called to the complex but did not find a suspect. However, a program in the stolen MacBook computer, “VUWER,” captured a photo of a suspect after he logged in to use it, several hours after the incident was reported to police.

According to the owner of the computer, the picture of the suspect was taken at 3:23 p.m. on Monday. The photo has been delivered to police.

Meanwhile, the stabbing incident has led to a manhunt by the Maui Police Department in search of 19-year-old Sydney N. Elaban-Paoa, who got into an argument with a 21-year-old male in the parking lot where things escalated and Elaban-Paoa apparently stabbed the man and fled the scene before patrol officers arrived.

Anyone who can identify the person of interest in this image, or has information on the suspect in the stabbing incident, are encouraged to call Maui Crime Stoppers at (808)242-6966.

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  • Anonymous

    I hope this loser gets caught, it was either him or the guy to his right that is barely in the pic, either way this pic is a great start to solving the crime, go get em MPD!

  • JSantos

    Willing to bet this isnt the first time this loser stole stuff from people.  Get a job!

  • Cary

    Lot of crime these days. 2 nights ago in kula my neighbor awoke to two people trying to steal her Toyota truck.

  • Anonymous

    Same thing happened to me.  Better hit that Pawn Shop in Kihei.  There’s a pretty good chance that’s where the computers ended up.  It’s where I found mine the next morning after I was robbed.  Unfortunately, even if you do find your stuff there, it’ll be months before you can get it back as it winds it way through the justice system.




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