Police seek car stolen in carjacking

Honolulu police are searching for a car that was stolen in a carjacking on a busy street in Downtown.

The incident happened at about 4:15 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim, who requested to not be identified, was parked on South Kukui Street just outside of the Pali Longs.

“I was waiting in the car doing crossword, waiting for my wife to call me when she finishes work. Then this guy came and stuck his hand through. My windows were down, so he stuck his hand through the window and with his left hand was trying to open the door and couldn’t open the door.  And he said, ‘Hey open the door! Open the door,’” the victim said.

He said he panicked after seeing the four-inch blade. It looked like a pocket knife.

“So I jumped out of the car and he came around and jumped in the car and then he took off,” the victim said.

The victim was not injured.

But now, the only car he and his wife has, is gone.  He also left his phone and credit cards in the car.

“I just regret not thinking because maybe I guess I was stunned,” the victim said.

Police have put out an APB for the car:

  • 2010 Honda Civic
  • Brown
  • Four-door sedan
  • License plate No. RCB 901

The victim said this is the first time something like this has happened to him.

“I’ve been parking here every so often for kind of long, so I think nothing of it,” he said.

Carjackings are pretty rare in Hawaii.

“They break in and take the car, but not when someone’s in the car,” the victim said.

Anyone with information about the vehicle that was stolen or the suspect is asked to call police.

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