Retailers on guard as crooks ram vehi...

Retailers on guard as crooks ram vehicles into properties - Haw...

There are 35 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Nov 8, 2009, titled Retailers on guard as crooks ram vehicles into properties - Haw.... In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

It took only four minutes for thieves to crash a Jeep Wrangler into the glass doors of the Cyberlife PC store on Liliha Street and grab 20 laptop computers.

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Rodney King

San Diego, CA

#21 Nov 8, 2009
kanehi wrote:
Seems like getting to be a mainland thing. BestBuy and Target has learned their lesson from their mainland stores on these types of robberies. A planter will not deter these thieves because they can just move them. What's needed is an immovable heavy object. I'm surprised there's no gate at night in 99 Ranch to section off the store. NOW they're going to hire a security guard? Prevention is the best policy to save a business. Hope the computer store had a record of serial numbers of their laptops so it can be traced if someone tries to activate the warranty service.
The Niner Niner Rancho? You gotta be kiddin' me Hoss. That wretched refuse of squalor should be incinerated. If a bunch of human garbage cruising in a jalopy decide to go suicide bomber on the joint, they'll do the work of the board of health in terms of shuttin' down that Calcutta look a like. War Koreans with AK-47's, War Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and War salmonella poisoning.

Kihei, HI

#22 Nov 8, 2009
AJA wrote:
A word of warning to all who frequent Craigslist and Ebay....what these dudes did on Cyberlife, they actually could be selling these online and us vulnerable desperate people who crave a laptop cuz they JUST WANT ONE...just go buy retail (even CL is an ok place)...a gal I know just recently got scammed into purchasing a raw safe!
Are you saying they are selling the machines from CyberLife on CL and EBAY?

Honolulu, HI

#23 Nov 8, 2009
This is why businesses buy insurance to cover their losses so they can resume business. Be sure to ask if repairs and loss of business is covered as well as the lost merchandise. Main thing is no life was lost. If the serial numbers of the computers were not recorded upon delivery, your stupid loss. If they were then you can contact the computer manufacturer(s) and trace them when they go online or sell them on Ebay or such. I remember a UH teacher recovered his computer when he re-bought it off Ebay. Culprit was arrested no thanks to the cops.

United States

#25 Nov 8, 2009
I live in St. Louis,Mo and for about a year we had numerous thieves do this to electronics stores in my city! There hasn't been any in the last 6 months and no one was ever caught!
anchors of society

Pearl City, HI

#26 Nov 8, 2009
Gegogi wrote:
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What does this dull remark have to do with crooks ramming vehicles into shops and robbing them? Do you think Korean merchants are part of the problem or are you merely a troll with race issues?
must be blacks... they seldom follow the law
the thai kid

Bangkok, Thailand

#28 Nov 8, 2009
the true aloha on the island of oahu .....what happened to the good old days of hawaii nei....hawaii crime is full of low-life scum and the police sit on thier okole without a police -chief and a loser wahine governor with junk judiscial courts and judges who breed the crime and criminals they are suppose to keep behind bars...hawaii is a rip-off ffor tourists full of crime drugs and low-life scum losers....who have destroyed the islands aloha
the thai kid

Bangkok, Thailand

#29 Nov 8, 2009
BozoNemesis wrote:
<quoted text>An armed society is a polite society. Hawaii has been legislated by bleeding-heart Dumocraps be be largely unarmed (a bullet in the head of the perps would have stopped any one of these crimes). So Hawaii is therefore condemned to become less and less polite until it becomes more and more legally armed and enabled to use said arms on the criminals.'Nuff said...
thought lingle was the first women republican governor.....hawaii is a police state who cant even stop people from stealing and robbing in town ....they average 3000 crimes a month in waikiki.... oahu is a tourist trap-rip--off ....cut thier welfare off they rob and steal more......READ MY LIPS LINDA LINGLES WELFARE STATE
BringTheDeathPen alty

Kailua, HI

#31 Nov 9, 2009
If I owned a shop, and if I happened to be working late one night, and if I my business was broken into in similar ways such as these crimes, I would take that break-in as a sign of grave danger and commence firing at will/shoot to kill in such a circumstance as I protected myself and property.

I sure wish Hawaii would bring the death penalty to it's state. And I am happy that the HPD have fired their weapons in the line of duty and wounded or killed morons attempting to complete their crimes.


#32 Nov 9, 2009
No shame!!!!!!!!

Aiea, HI

#33 Nov 9, 2009
Why do people always bring political rhetoric to discussions? This has nothing to do with Gov Lingle or any state/local politicians. Concentrate on the perps and how they can be caught. HPD doesn't have ESP to know where a crime will stike next. Businesses should protect their property and not cut corners to do it. In the case of 99 Ranch it wasn't mentioned if they had a silent alarm installed. I have a feeling it was an inside job.. maybe a former employee or even the security guard, if any. How else did the perps knew where the cameras were and disabled them? No way that no videos were taken during the crime. Too many crooks watching TV and try to emulate what they see, and it works!
old boyz

San Diego, CA

#34 Nov 9, 2009
This dum kids are watching to much tv show a copy cat is what it is, this tv show are not good for the kids growing up now days, the truth is it show what can they do and get away with it specially if the culprit is under age, they just give then candy and tell them go home be good boys. another show is about how to break in a home and how to ransuck a home and take every thing that not bolted to the ground

Kailua, HI

#35 Nov 9, 2009
I'm not a big fan of HPD either, but, it's our responsibility as well as HPD's to monitor & act on all suspicious activities! Instead of voicing all the negative attitudes here, start by calling your district representatives with your concerns and also by dialing 911 everytime you see something out of the ordinary. Whether it be someone weaving in/out of traffic, possibly drunk or maybe even making off with a stolen vehicle! It takes ALL! our efforts to maintain safer communities, not just those in our legal systems! After all it's YOUR!! lives that may one day be affected by one of these criminals/their activities!! Even if you're not sure a crime is being committed, it's always better to be safe than sorry later, wishing you had dialed 911.

Bolivar, MO

#36 Nov 9, 2009
That's because HPD is nothing more than a bunch of report-takers, and egotistical at that. No criminal is afraid of HPD. Crime has always paid in Hawaii.

Since: Jan 08

Kailua, HI

#37 Nov 9, 2009
Apathetic wrote:
That's because HPD is nothing more than a bunch of report-takers, and egotistical at that. No criminal is afraid of HPD. Crime has always paid in Hawaii.
You're actually right to an extent, because it isn't HPD the criminals should be afraid of! Lately, alot of your average law abiding citizen's are the one's being commended for assisting in the arrest & prosecution of these criminals by coming forth and testifying in court! Or worse, taking care of the problem(s) themselves before the cop's can even make an arrest!

Honolulu, HI

#38 Dec 15, 2009
This is probably where the crooks learned it.

Look at this technique, folks. Drive a stolen SUV straight through the front doors. Wear full masks and gear to completely conceal identity. Take only what you specifically want. Dig.

As a fellow small business owner this type of crime has me concerned because I don't know if my business is being targeted, if so, when, by whom and why.

Too many TV shows showing this type of theft method makes it bad for the rest of us. Businesses get hurt and consumers end up paying higher prices because of these beasterds. I hope we nail these guys.

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