KPD seeking men posing as officers

LIHU’E — Kaua’i police are searching for three men who stopped two women

outside banks in Lihu’e and Kapa’a in March and questioned them while posing as

police officers.

In one incident, one of the men approached a woman who

was in a vehicle parked outside a Lihu’e bank and asked her for information, a

police investigator said. The man then left.

On the same day, two men

approached an elderly woman who was a passenger in a vehicle parked outside a

bank in Kapa’a. Her relative had gone into the bank for a moment.

The men

handed the elderly woman the business card of a former Kaua’i police officer

and told her to call them if she needed help, the police said.

The two men

left when the women’s relative came out of the bank and asked what they


Police said another man drove the two men away in a former police

vehicle, a four-door Ford Crown Victoria. The driver, police said, fit the

description of the man who questioned a woman outside the Lihu’e bank.


driver, police investigators said, is Portugese-Caucasian and is in his

mid-20s, stands 5 feet, 8 inches tall.

He has brown eyes, short, light

brown hair, a thick mustache and facial acne and scars.

The two other men

are Asian.

One stands 5 feet, 7 inches tall, has short black hair, a

mustache, a medium build and is in his 20s.

The other stands 5 feet, 6

inches tall, has short black hair and a slim build and is in his


The Asian men spoke Vietnamese or Chinese and English with a

heavy accent.

All three men wore white short-sleeve dress shirts and

dark-colored pants.

Kaua’i police said people should ask for proper

identification if approached by a police officer.

Anyone with information

on the three men is asked to call the Kaua’i police at 241-6730.


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