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California Couple Reports Being Held Captive at Gunpoint

Posted March 17, 2017, 11:47 AM HST Updated March 17, 2017, 04:26 PM HST
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PC: Surveillance courtesy Maui Police Department. Police say they are looking for the public’s help in identifying the woman in this surveillance image. *The above information was provided by authorities and individuals are considered innocent unless and until they are proven guilty.

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017 two visitors from California, a 25-year old male and his 25-year old fiancée reported an unknown adult male and adult female held them up at gun point and stole personal belongings valued at $9,402.

The incident reportedly occurred at Nākālele Point at approximately 6:50 p.m.

Police say the unknown offenders then proceeded to unlawfully enter the couple’s rental vehicle and steal more items valued at $350.

According to police reports, the visiting couple was then separated, with the visiting male going with the male offender within an older model silver Chevy SUV; and the visiting female forced to go with the female offender within the rental vehicle.

Police say the visitors were driven to various areas in Wailuku and possibly Kahului.

While in Wailuku the couple was driven to Long Drugs Maui Lani and made to purchase cash cards totaling $1,300 in value, according to Maui police.

The couple told authorities that they did not attempt to escape their captors due to fear for their safety, as their lives were threatened several times if they were to contact police.

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Police say the couple was later released uninjured by their captors, with their rental vehicle, at an unknown location. Upon returning to their hotel they contacted police.

The unknown offenders are currently at large and wanted for committing the offenses of first degree Robbery, first degree Unauthorized Entry Into a Motor Vehicle, and Kidnapping.

Checks made at Maui Lani Longs revealed video surveillance footage of the victims with an unknown female within the store. The victims identified the unknown female as one of the offenders that held them captive.

Suspect Information

Unknown female subject
5’5” tall approximately 120-130 lbs
20’s
Long black hair and brown eyes

Unknown male subject
5’10” to 5’11” tall approximately 180 lbs
30’s
Short dark hair

*The above information was provided by authorities and individuals are considered innocent unless and until they are proven guilty.

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