Police seek Waikiki purse snatcher

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department want the public’s assistance in identifying the male suspect who robbed a woman in Waikiki on Sunday, January 4, in the front of a Waikiki apartment building on the Ala Wai Boulevard. Anyone with information may contact Detective Taro Nakamura at 529-3382.

At about 5:40 p.m., the 93-year-old caucasian female and her husband were returning with groceries when the suspect held the security gate open and asked to assist them. When they declined the help, the male asked another question of the woman and before she could answer,struck her on the forehead, grabbed her purse and ran away.

Suspect Description

  • Caucasian male, early 20’s
  • 5’6″, 160 lbs.
  • Blue eyes, tan complexion
  • Short dark brown hair (possible pony tail)
  • Wearing dark sunglasses, white t-shirt blue jean shorts, light colored athletic shoes

Honolulu CrimeStoppers Inc., will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information which results in the arrest of a wanted person or the solving of cases reported to CrimeStoppers Honolulu Inc. All calls are confidential and anonymous. Persons who participate in the crime, or are victims of the crime are ineligible to receive CrimeStoppers rewards. Do not approach any suspect — all suspects and wanted fugitives should be considered armed and dangerous. Be a CrimeStopper and call the hot line at 955-8300 or *CRIME on your cellular telephone. For more information, visit the CrimeStoppers website.

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