This week the Maui Police Department and Maui Crime Stoppers are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the person responsible for the theft of a wallet and contents at Pacific Whale Foundation in Maalaea.
At about 8:50 p.m. Feb. 16, an unknown person was observed entering the back door at Pacific Whale Foundation and removing a wallet and a cellphone from an employee's purse. An employee saw the thief, who was approached and fled the scene on foot toward Maalaea Boat Harbor.
The suspect is described as Caucasian in his mid-20s to early 30s, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing about 170 pounds. He was wearing a red jacket or sweatshirt and carrying a gray-and-black or tan-and-black backpack.
Anyone with information concerning the identity of the person in the surveillance photos is asked to call Maui Crime Stoppers at 242-6966. Neighbor Island residents can call toll free at (888) 242-6966.
Maui Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of people responsible for felony crimes.
Consider all wanted people dangerous. Do not approach, follow or take other action that could put one in danger.