HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu police are searching for three suspects who rammed their vehicle into Macy’s Ala Moana.
The incident happened around 2:18 a.m. Monday morning.
Police say they stole property from the store, then fled the scene.
The possible suspect vehicle was later found abandoned and set on fire on Prospect Street in the Punchbowl area.
Around 2:45 a.m., a resident of Prospect Street said he woke up to the sound of an explosion and saw a truck on fire in the middle of the street in front of his building.
He didn’t want to go on camera but said he didn’t see anyone flee the scene.
The burning truck was left in the middle of the street with cars parked nearby.
Several cars were damaged due to the fire. One car had a melted headlight and several vehicles still had debris on it this afternoon from firefighters putting out the flames.
Police shut down Prospect Street between Pele Street and Iolani Avenue for several hours while they investigated.
Macy’s Ala Moana was open again today.
In a statement, Macy’s said: “The safety of our customers and colleagues is always a top priority. we are unable to comment at this time as this is an ongoing investigation. “
However, a similar incident happened two weeks at Macy’s Kahala Mall.
A KHON2 viewer sent photos of damages to the Macy’s there. KHON2 didn’t hear back from the mall at the time.
Gary Santos told KHON2 that a car crashed into the women’s section at Macy’s Kahala Mall early the morning of October 21.
“I went into Macy’s and I saw the door was blocked. I went outside and I saw the skid marks and I took a picture of that,” he said.
He said it looked like those thieves took off with perfume, cologne, and jewelry.
Santos said the vehicle that crashed into Kahala Mall was found burned a few blocks away.
HPD did confirm the crash at Kahala Mall but did not say anything about a car being burned afterward.
HPD said both incidents are under investigation.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Kahala Mall provided the following statement on Nov. 5, 2019
Kahala Mall is working closely with the Honolulu Police Department regarding the investigation of an incident that happened at about 3:30 AM on October 20 at Macy’s. Kahala Mall has a robust security program in place, with multiple security officers regularly patrolling the center 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
-Ezy Paeste, Kahala Mall General Manager
Stay with KHON2 on-air and online as we continue to update this story