Strategic fraudsters target Campbell’s industrial companies
HONOLULU (Hawaii News Now) — Business owners at Campbell’s industrial complex said they are aware of the danger of being in a segregated area, but add that suspects in the recent burglaries are making their plans.
Vincent Nehebaly, Jr., owner of V&C Drywall Contractors, a family-owned business in the Campbell Industrial Park, said two thieves were targeted Sunday night.
He added that it was disturbing to know that it all started just 15 minutes after he left today.
“I was here until 6:30 and 6:45 when they came and cut the locker, obviously they were watching me,” Nihipali said.
After reviewing the surveillance footage, Nehibali said the thieves left with his insurance fund and then came back several times.
Nehibali said they threw stones at his window, tried to steal, and onto a boat.
They managed to get into Nihipali’s tenant business leaving their door handle cut and took several items including a computer.
“People like this make it more difficult for a family business, or anyone in general, to be affected by something like this,” Nihipali said. “This is just unfortunate.” Nihipali believes the thieves and their truck match this post from Stolen Stuff Hawaii.
Surveillance footage shows two people in fluorescent long sleeves trying to reach a vacant property, which is located near the Nihipali business.
“It has spread, and there is not a lot of security activity or policemen who might be rolling in,” Nehebali said. “They come, you know, we see them.”
“But, you know, these thieves, they have something where they seem to set the right time for everything.”
Tami Figueroa is the Metropolitan Painting Project Coordinator.
She said they were burgled nearly three weeks ago at about 3:30 a.m.
Some of its employees’ tool boxes were stolen and three of their trucks were damaged.
“We actually have a roving guard roaming this gate and it looks like it happened between the times he entered,” Figueroa said. “So, I think he’s an observer.”
Nihipali and Figueroa said other businesses were recently damaged by thieves at the Campbell Industrial Complex.
“We need to come together, figure out what we need to do and come together in some kind of community league,” Figueroa said.
Hawaii News has now reached out to HPD for more details on the cases and we await a response.
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