Missing 600 lbs. of bananas? Hilo police are looking for the owner

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WAINAKU, Hawaii (KHON2) — Police in Hilo are looking for the owners of 600 lbs. of bananas that are part of an Agricultural Theft investigation in Wainaku.

Patrol officers responded to a facility off Mamalahoa Hwy. on Oct. 7 at around 6:20 p.m. to find two men with the large amount of bananas, in a vehicle.

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Officers reported that the bananas had recently been picked, though the men did not have a bill of sale or receipt for transport.

The two suspects were identified and the produce was recovered.

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Where the bananas came from and who owns them remain unknown.

Police ask anyone with information about the theft to contact Jonathan Masutani at (808) 961-2213 or jonathan.masutani@hawaiicounty.gov. Tipsters can also call the department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311. Those who would like to remain anonymous can call CrimeStoppers at (808) 961-8300.

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