Maui Police Release Photo in Car Theft Investigation

August 19, 2013, 4:21 PM HST · Updated August 19, 4:52 PM
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Photo courtesy MPD.

Photo courtesy MPD.

By Maui Now Staff

Maui police have released a photo in the hopes of identifying an individual wanted for questioning in a vehicle theft investigation.

Police say the theft was reported on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at around 1:30 p.m. at Mikioi Place in Kīhei.

According to police reports, the owner had parked and secured the vehicle at the location an hour and a half earlier, and returned to find it missing.

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Two days later, at around 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, police say patrol units were called to respond to the cane field area near the Kuihelani Highway, East Waiko Road intersection, for reports of the vehicle found by security.

According to police, the vehicle was towed and returned to its owner.

A few hours later, police say a male individual returned back to the cane field and inquired with security regarding the whereabouts of the vehicle.

According to police reports, the man fled the area when security advised him that police had been called and the vehicle had been removed.

Prior to leaving police say security was able to capture a photograph of the man, and released  the picture via social media, seeking the public’s help in identifying the man in the attached photograph.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Maui Police Detective Randy Esperanza at (808) 244-6434.

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