Crime Watch: Maalaea Wallet TheftFebruary 22, 2013, 3:19 PM HST · Updated February 22, 4:32 PM 0 Comments
By Maui Now Staff
Authorities from the Maui Police Department and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying an individual responsible for the theft of items from a business in Maalaea on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
Authorities say the male individual captured in the attached surveillance photos was observed entering the back door at Pacific Whale Foundation and removing a wallet with contents and a cell phone from an employee’s purse.
Officials say the employee saw the offender and when approached, the suspect fled on foot towards Maalaea Boat Harbor. The incident was reported at around 8:50 p.m.
The suspect was described as a man possibly in his mid 20s to early 30s, 5`10″ tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red jacket or sweatshirt and carrying a grey or tan and black backpack.
Anyone with information concerning the identity of the person in the attached surveillance photo is asked to contact Maui Crime Stoppers at (808) 242-6966, or toll free from the neighbor islands at (888) 242-6966.
Maui Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of individuals in unsolved crimes.
The public should consider all wanted persons as dangerous and should not approach, follow or take other action that could put themselves in danger.
The public is reminded that the information provided by authorities is merely an accusation, and all parties are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.