KAILUA-KONA — Police are on the lookout for two men who allegedly brandished a firearm on a Puna couple and made them open a safe before fleeing with cash, a truck, 10 firearms and 4,000 rounds of ammunition.
Hawaii Police Department officers responded around 4 a.m. to a residence in the Orchidland Estates subdivision to learn that two masked men, each brandishing a firearm, had broken into the home and confronted the couple as they were asleep.
According to police, one of the men demanded they open a safe, which was in another room of the residence. After the safe was opened, the suspects took the 10 firearms and U.S. currency from within and fled the scene in the victims’ white 2012 Toyota Tundra bearing Hawaii license plates ZEN-009. The truck may have damage to its front and roof resulting from the suspects striking the garage door and front gate to the home as they left.
The suspects were described as sounding “local” and being between 5 feet, 5 inches and 5 feet, 8 inches tall. One was about 150 pounds and the other about 225 pounds. They were last seen wearing black coats, dark pants and hats.
Neither victim suffered any physical injuries during the incident.
Among the firearms taken were several semi-automatic pistols, shotguns, high-powered rifles and a 7 mm rifle. Also taken was approximately 4,000 rounds of live ammunition for the firearms.
The investigation is being conducted by detectives assigned to the department’s Criminal Investigation Section. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective BJ Sagon at 961-2375 or the department’s nonemergency number at 935-3311.