HONOLULU - UPDATE:

On Saturday evening, Ungeni was charged with fourth degree theft and criminal contempt of court. He is being held on $1,500 bail. 

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On Friday, January 18, at about 9:20 p.m., HPD Officers were able to locate Remik Ungeni at 521 N. Kukui Street where he was placed under arrest for Theft in the Fourth Degree and a $500 Contempt Warrant.  

CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating Remik Ungeni.  

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Honolulu CrimeStoppers needs your help looking for a man wanted for fourth-degree theft.

49-year-old Remik Ungeni is wanted for allegedly stealing a wallet from an elderly man in Chinatown.

CrimeStoppers released new video of him caught in the act. It happened around 11 a.m. Wednesday at the O'ahu Market on North King Street. Ungeni walked back and forth behind the victim as he counted his money, then grabbed the wallet on the counter and ran off.

Honolulu Police say he has two prior convictions, and is known to hangout in the Chinatown area.

Ungeni is 5'8", weighs 170 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information on him or the case, you're asked to call CrimeStoppers at (808)955-8300, or use their P3 Tips App.

To stay safe, the Honolulu Police Department released the following tips:

  • Keep your purse close to the body and don’t leave it unattended
  • Carry wallets in a jacket or front pants pocket, not a back pocket
  • Don’t carry more cash than you need, and keep it in a change purse or pocket that’s separate from your wallet
  • Don’t display large amounts of cash or other valuables
  • Consider using checks or credit cards when possible
  • Avoid carrying bulky items that could hinder vision or reaction time
  • Be aware of your surroundings and try to shop with a relative or friend