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Exclamation Police looking for suspects in alleged boat robbery

By Honolulu Star-Advertiser staff

Police are searching for two women and a man suspected of taking a wallet, cell phone and a rental car from a man living on a boat at Sand Island.

Police said the trio went to the man's boat just after midnight Sunday looking for the sister of one of the suspects.

One of the women grabbed a box cutter and a kitchen knife and allegedly demanded property from a 73-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman on the boat, police said. The three suspects then drove off in a car rented by the 73-year-old man.


Sand Island is the industrial side of the Port of Honolulu; a pretty rough neighborhood. The article does not say, but the boat was probably in Ke'ehi Lagoon which is notorious for this sort of thing.

I should add that this is not about us. We are on the other side of town in the Ala Wai, supposedly safer, although reports of unauthorized boardings are on the increase. I was wondering what boaters in other parts of the US are experiencing.
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Piracy in the USA...time to avoid Hawaii like Somalia and St Vincent.
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Armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft auto...and maybe the sister was in on it too.

I don't know any waterfronts rough enough to have those problems in the rest of the states. Some streetcorners and parks, but not docks you'd find plasurecraft at.

I'm definitely getting more and more interested in "dashcams"as protection, for the car abd boat alike.
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Too bad the 73 year-old didn't have his concealed carry. Then he could have looked at them and said, "Oh, you brought a box cutter to a gunfight!"
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Actually, you could probably manage it at the Gangplank Marina in downtown DC, except for the fact that the management has made the dock area in to a fortress. They've made SUBSTANTIAL efforts to limit access by amateur socialists. I walked the perimeter, trying to think my way in, and the best I could do required about a 10' standing broad jump over open water. So I'm comfortable tying up there for a week or so at a time when work takes me to tax town.

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Armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, grand theft auto...and maybe the sister was in on it too.

I don't know any waterfronts rough enough to have those problems in the rest of the states. Some streetcorners and parks, but not docks you'd find plasurecraft at.

I'm definitely getting more and more interested in "dashcams"as protection, for the car abd boat alike.
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Thankfully things are pretty mellow where we sail, though the yellow lab in the slip next to us will steal your burger if you're not paying attention.


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Too bad the 73 year-old didn't have his concealed carry. Then he could have looked at them and said, "Oh, you brought a box cutter to a gunfight!"
OK, you're kidding right...


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