Police Seek Help in Alleged Lahaina Camera Theft

June 5, 2014, 1:46 PM HST · Updated June 5, 1:52 PM
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Surveillance photo.

Surveillance photo.

By Maui Now Staff

Maui police and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying the individual(s) wanted for the theft of  a shopping bag and Nikon camera and lens from the Whaler’s General Store on Front Street in Lahaina last month.

The incident was reported on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014, at around 2:30 in the afternoon.

According to police reports, a customer left a shopping bag with gift merchandise and a Nikon camera and lens on a counter at the store while they continued shopping.

When the customer realized they had left the bag and camera on the counter, they returned to find that the items were gone.

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The shopper inquired with store personnel about the missing items, and learned that the bag and camera had been turned in to staff; but was told that an unknown female walked up to one of the employees and claimed the items.

Officials say the bag and camera were released to the unknown female. Officers obtained surveillance photos from the store of a female believed to be the one who claimed the bag and camera, and have since released the photos.

Surveillance photo.

Surveillance photo.

Anyone with information concerning the identity of the individual observed in the attached surveillance photos is asked to contact Maui Crime Stoppers at (808) 242-6966. Neighbor island residents can call toll free at 1-888-242-6966.

Maui Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of individuals in unsolved felony crimes; the recovery of stolen property or seizure of illegal drugs in felony cases; or the capture of felony fugitives.

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.

Surveillance photo.

Surveillance photo.

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