Surveillance Video of Maui Hands Burglary Released

July 26, 2017, 3:18 PM HST · Updated July 26, 3:35 PM
Wendy Osher · 27 Comments
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The Maui Police Department today released video surveillance from a recent burglary of the Maui Hands Art Gallery in Makawao.

During the incident, a suspect smashed open the gallery’s back door and removed several koa handled hunting knives and Ni‘ihau shell lei necklaces valued at more than $20,000.

The incident reportedly occurred at approximately 4:55 a.m.

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The case is being investigated as a first degree theft and a second degree burglary.

The police department is now asking for the publicʻs help in identifying the individual featured in the video.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual or the whereabouts of the stolen items is asked to contact Detective Christopher Schmitt at (808) 244-6454 or the Maui Police Department at (808) 244-6400.

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    A surveillance image of the Maui Hands Makawao burglar shows him breaking into the back door of the gallery.

    Maui Hands’ Ni‘ihau shell lei collection was stolen in the early morning hours of Monday, July 17, 2017. Courtesy photo from Maui Hands.

    A surveillance image of the Maui Hands Makawao burglar shows him breaking into the back door of the gallery.

    Wendy Osher
    Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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