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Thieves Caught on Camera as They Break Into Kalihi Body Shop

Written by Jobeth Devera, Reporter, Hawaii News Now

Surveillance cameras captured two suspects breaking into the office of O'sung Auto Body and Paint in Kalihi, HI.

It happened April 5 around 3 a.m.

 

The main shop is off King Street, but the office is located on Akepo Lane.

 

Two young men wearing shorts and backpacks are seen trying to open the office door, but it's locked.

 

They walk around the building and trigger the motion sensor lights.

 

It didn't take them long to finally find a way in, through the back window of the office.

 

For 10 minutes, the pair rummage through drawers and the refrigerator until one of them realizes they're being watched, and tilts the surveillance camera away.

 

Owner Yun Chang said they took off with a laptop, an iPhone and six vehicle keys.

 

"This obviously caused a lot of headaches for us," he said. "One of the keys cost me $500, not including having to run around and make the spares for our trucks."

 

Right next door, Oahu Used Cars was also hit that same morning.

 

The owner didn't want to go on camera, but said 30 of his car keys were stolen. In both cases, no vehicles were taken.

 

"It just gets irritating after a while," Chang said.

 

According to Chang, this isn't the first time businesses in Kalihi have been targeted.

 

He said he knows who's responsible for the crime and police have told him the suspects have been in trouble with the law before.

 

"They said they've been terrorizing the neighborhood, causing trouble, stealing for years now," said Chang.

 

Chang managed to track down his iPhone, but the laptop and keys are still missing.

 

He's offering a $1,000 cash reward to anyone who returns them, no questions asked.

 

"I just want to see people be responsible and not have to break the law to hurt others for their own selfish gains," said Chang. "That's why I just want to see these people caught."

 

No arrests have been made as of April 7. The investigation is ongoing.


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