WAIKIKI - *CORRECTION* There are lockers available at "Aloha Lockers" located next to the Honolulu Police Waikiki Substation.

"Crimes of opportunity." That's what Honolulu's police chief calls it when someone leaves their belongings unattended and a thief seizes the moment.

Chief Susan Ballard is now considering to install locked storage spaces along one of Oahu's most popular beaches.

"They come to Hawaii and the tourists think it's paradise so there's no crime you know and they leave their stuff unattended," Ballard said on PBS Hawaii. 

Ballard joined her colleagues Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu and Hawaii Island Police Chief Paul Ferreira Thursday night on PBS Hawaii. All three say visitor safety is a priority.

For Ballard, a key area of focus is the popular beach in Waikiki. She used the panel to reveal a plan to protect people's belongings on that beach -- lockers.

"Aloha Lockers" had their soft opening earlier this month. Owner, Maurie Feldburg, says they currently have 70 medium sized lockers available at their storefront, located next to the Honolulu Police Substation. More lockers are on their way, some with space big enough to store suitcases. Feldburg says you pay for the lockers by credit card, and there is an attendant on hand to help.

He says he's open to working with Honolulu Police about other locker locations.

Beach goers were not aware of the services provided by "Aloha Lockers," saying when it comes to their belongings they have to be vigilant.

"Always watching it all the time," Al Fry, a visitor from Utah said.

The Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii say thefts on the beach is one of the top crimes facing our visitors.

"I've heard arguments against lockers on the beach, some people say that it's an opportunity for bombs because people don't know if you could put a bomb in the locker," Jessica Lani Rich, president and CEO, Visitor Aloha Society of Hawaii said. 

Some rental companies do offer spaces for customers to store their things but like a board rental spot, they aren't a guarantee.

"I think it would be wonderful. Then you wouldn't have to worry so much," Fry said. 

Ballard said on PBS her department is meeting with hotels and other tourism groups about the idea.

She also brought up possible new signage on the beach to warn people of thefts.

Members of the Waikiki Neighborhood board say they applaud Chief Ballard's creative thinking and are open to a plan.