Purse snatching in Waikiki sends Japanese tourists to the hospital with minor injuries

Purse snatching in Waikiki sends Japanese tourists to the hospital with minor injuries


SNATCHING IN WAIKIKI. THIS TIME SUSPECTS TARGETED A 63-YEAR-OLD WOMAN FROM JAPAN DURING A VIOLENT ARMED ROBBERY. THE VICTIM’S SON WAS WITH HER AND WAS ALSO ASSAULTED. SARA MATTISON JOINS US WITH OUR SARA? SARA: HOWARD– 10-30. SUSPECTS TOOK THE WOMAN’S BAG NEAR THE WAIKIKI SAND VILLA HOTEL WHERE THE VICTIMS WERE STAYING. THE 63-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AND HER SON WERE WALKING TO THEIR HOTEL JUST BEFORE THE VIOLENT ATTACK UNFOLDED. SARA MATTISON: POLICE SAY 4 MEN ARMED WITH GUNS PULLED UP IN A VEHICLE. 2 OF THEM GOT OUT AND GRABBED THE WOMAN’S BAG THAT’S WHEN THE WOMAN’S SON INTERVENED BUT HE WAS ASSAULTED LICENSE PLATES. THE MOTHER AND SON WENT TO THE HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES AND WERE RELEASED. THE VISITOR ALOHA SOCIETY OF HAWAII — A GROUP THAT HELPS TOURISTS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF A CRIME — TELL US THEY’RE TRAUMATIZED. RETIRED CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE CRIMES THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE RECENTLY ARE SCARY. HE SAYS UNDER CURRENT STATE LAW, AN ARMED ROBBERY CARRIES A 20- YEAR SENTENCE. JUDGE STEVEN ALM: I DON’T KNOW IF IT WOULD BE FAIR TO MAKE IT A HIGHER PENALTY FOR TOURISTS VERSUS LOCAL PEOPLE NO BODY SHOULD BE VICTIM OF AN ARMED ROBBERY JUDGE STEVEN ALM: SO I REALLY THINK IT’S A QUESTION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT GETTING ORGANIZED WORKING WITH US ATTORNEY’S OFFICE WITH THE HONOLULU PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE TO TRY AND GO AFTER THOSE FOLKS AND GET THEM ARRESTED AND ENCOURAGE THE JUDGES TO SEND THEM TO PRISON SARA: HONOLULU POLICE TELL US NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE AT THIS TIME. BACK TO YOU, BRIGETTE.

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  1. Johnny Cruise says:

    groups of hoods who refuse to be homeless… this is just the tip of the iceberg…

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