Update: Police release photos of person of interest in Waikiki hotel fires, burglaries

  • Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser
  • Published: 08/07/2019 08:50 PM

Honolulu police and CrimeStoppers are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person of interest seen in surveillance video at all three arson cases at Waikiki hotels. In at least one instance, the person was connected to burglaries of guest rooms, police said. On Sunday, fire alarms went off on separate floors at the Alohilani Hotel. Two fires were found to be intentionally set and caused damage to the hotel premises, police said. At 7:45 p.m. Monday, an unknown person used an accelerant to ignite a fire at the Waikiki Beachcomber By Outrigger. After guests had evacuated, two rooms were burglarized, police said. A man on video surveillance is seen carrying at least two backpacks that are similar to the ones taken in the burglaries. At 8:38 p.m. Tuesday, another fire was intentionally set at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Grand Waikikian Tower. It appears the same person was seen on video surveillance at all three locations, police said.


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