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Person of Interest for Arson Cases


CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest that was seen on surveillance video at the scene of three Arson cases which occurred in the Waikiki area.

On August 4, 2019, at approximately 10:05 p.m., security for the Alohilani Hotel responded to fire alarms on separate floors of the hotel. Both fires were found to be intentionally set and caused damages to the hotel premises.

On August 5, 2019, at approximately 7:45 p.m., an unknown suspect used an accelerant to ignite a fire causing property damages in the Waikiki Beachcomber Hotel. While the guests were evacuated from the hotel, two rooms had been burglarized. A male was seen on video surveillance carrying at least two backpacks that appear similar to the ones taken in the burglary.

On August 6, 2019, at approximately 8:38 p.m., a fire occurred at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Grand Waikikian Tower. It was determined that the fire had been intentionally set.

The person depicted in the photos was seen on video surveillance at three of the arson cases. He is a person of interest at this time.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300. The public may now send anonymous web tips to www.honolulucrimestoppers.org or via the P3 Tips App.