Police investigate theft of county tools

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in the investigation of the theft of almost $6,000 worth of tools taken in a burglary at the Francis Wong Stadium in Hilo.

Officers responding to a reported break-in at the county facility just after 7:30 a.m. Monday learned unknown suspects broke into a storage area, removing numerous items, and attempted to break into another shed, damaging its doors and locks.

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Police think the theft occurred sometime between 5:30 p.m. Sunday and early Monday morning.

Among the items removed were:

• Three red Shindaiwa model T242X weed cutters;

• One red Shindaiwa model T282X weed cutter;

• One red Shindaiwa model M242 weed cutter;

• Two red Maruyama model BT23L weed cutters;

• Five STIHL model BR340(L) leaf blowers;

• One STIHL model MS291-Z chain saw;

• One STIHL model FS55 weed cutter;

• One STIHL model HS56CE2S trimmer; and

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• One red Honda model WT20XK3 gas-powered pump.

Anyone with information on the burglary or the whereabouts of the stolen tools is asked to call the police department’s non-emergency number at 935-3311 or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300.

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