Hawaii’s Most Wanted: Francis Aona

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Editor’s note: Francis Aona was featured on Hawaii’s Most Wanted on Nov. 14, 2015. He has since been arrested and this post has been updated.

Honolulu police have captured a man arrested twice for breaking into homes.

Francis Aona has nearly a dozen convictions.

“On January 21, 2015, at about 8:15 a.m., a homeowner on Ekela Avenue observed a male in her apartment, confronted him and chased him out,” said Crimestoppers Sgt. Kim Buffett. “About an hour later there was a burglary in Waikiki where a wallet was found. The homeowner’s bank card that was taken from her home was found in a wallet with an ID belonging to Aona.”

Buffet adds that was then “positively identified and placed under arrest for burglary in the first degree.”

Aona was also arrested back in 2009 for unauthorized entry into a dwelling.

He was wanted on two $20,000 warrants in connection with those cases for not following the terms of HOPE probation.

Police arrested Aona on Dec. 11, at approximately 8:50 p.m., on Farrington Highway.

“He has 11 prior convictions and is known to frequent the Waianae and Pearl City areas,” Buffett said.

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