LOCATED: Police Seek Help in Locating Alleged Theft Suspect
By Maui Now Staff
***UPDATE: Clifford Muller is now in custody as of 10/17/14. The Maui Police Department would like to thank the public for assistance in this matter.
Maui police are seeking help in locating a suspect wanted for the alleged theft of a cell phone valued at $500, from the South Maui Gold and Loan pawn shop last week.
Police say Clifford Muller was allegedly observed entering the South Maui Gold and Loan pawn shop located at 357 Huku Liʻi Place in Kīhei at around 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.
According to police reports, Muller was allegedly caught on surveillance video walking up to the display counter within the shop and removing a cell phone that was left on the counter unattended. Police say the suspect is seen allegedly removing the cell phone, looking around the store, and then fleeing the shop out the front door.
Police say the incident was reported the following day when store employees were able to identify the suspect on security video from past contacts and transactions they have had with him at the Kīhei pawn shop.
According to police reports, checks for Muller as of Wednesday have been negative, but police say Muller is possibly staying in the Kanahā Beach Park area in Kahului. An All-Points Bulletin was issued for his arrest in the case, which is classified as a second degree theft. Police say there is also an outstanding bench warring out for his arrest.
Muller is described as 23-years-old, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 135 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information on Muller’s whereabouts is asked to call Detective Gordon Sagun at (808) 875-5406, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or the Police Department’s Central Dispatch line at (808) 244-6400 at anytime.