Suspects in the Oahu home invasion allegedly posed as police officers

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Two men posing as police officers are wanted Monday in connection with a home invasion in Kapahulu.

It happened around noon on Olokele Avenue near Date Street. Sources say when a 58-year-old man answered the door, the suspects burst in and asked about the victim’s son. The men then allegedly pulled out a pistol and searched the home for nearly 15 minutes, demanding cash and jewelry.

It’s a crime that caught the neighbors by surprise.

“I’m really shocked because this is usually a quiet building,” said Dwight Ovitt. “That doesn’t usually happen here.

HPD Crimestoppers Sgt. Chris Kim says residents shouldn’t be so quick to open up if they don’t know who it is.

“If possible, set up a camera,” he said. “That’s how you see people approaching.”

If that’s not an option, Kim says, check the peephole or look out a window before opening the door.

If you want to be sure that someone is actually a cop, he says:

“You can call 911 anytime. Tell the dispatcher that someone is at the door, reporting as HPD. Ask for the name, ID number.”

The shooter in this case is said to be in his late 30s, approximately 5ft 10 tall, weighs 210lbs, has short black hair and has a tribal tattoo on his left arm.

The second suspect is described as a male in his early 30s, 5ft 10 and 190 pounds. He had black hair and a crew cut.

Meanwhile, neighbors say they’re making it a point to be more careful.

“We just have to be very careful,” Kedar Shrestha said.

If you have information about this case, you are asked to call Honolulu Crimestoppers.

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