WALUKU - Maui police were on the lookout Thursday for suspects who attacked an 83-year-old Wailuku man Wednesday in a case they say is tied to the assault of a man at Makena State Park on Tuesday evening.
In the more recent attack, two to three males broke into the man's Polulani Drive residence in Wailuku Heights, leaving the victim with multiple facial contusions and bleeding in his head, said Lt. Jayson Rego of the Criminal Investigation Division. The man was home alone.
He was in stable condition Thursday in Maui Memorial Medical Center's intensive care unit, Rego said.
The males took the man's car keys, among other valuables, and stole his BMW, he said. The vehicle was later found near a red Honda on Kaae Road in Waiehu. The Honda was the same vehicle that witnesses had seen in Wailuku Heights the day of the burglary.
He added that the Honda belonged to the 63-year-old Wailuku man who was assaulted and robbed Tuesday evening at the Makena State Park toilet facilities.
In both cases, the suspects are described as local males in their 20s, standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighing around 200 pounds, Rego said.
Police had not confirmed whether the two cases are related to another assault that occurred on Kaae Road on Monday night. In that incident, a Pizza Hut driver was delivering pizza to a Kaae Road address when he was assaulted by several males and lost consciousness. When he woke up, he was on Malaihi Road, Rego reported earlier.
The suspects apparently took the driver to the Malaihi Road area in his car, then brought it back to Kaae Road, where it was later found, Rego said.
In the Wailuku Heights case, Rego said that the victim's son went to his father's home around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday when he found his father lying unresponsive on the kitchen floor.
Around two or three males had entered the residence and attacked the man and then rummaged through the residence and took numerous valuables, including jewelry, Rego said.
Anyone with information on the crimes may call Maui Crime Stoppers at 242-6966. Callers remain anonymous and are given a code number. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of suspects in felony crimes.