Suspect photographed: Man believed to vandalize Hawaiian Mission Houses Cemetery caught on camera
Just weeks ago, a cemetery was vandalized leaving many devastated, but Crime Stoppers has now released photos of a suspect.
Monday June 24, around 4:40 p.m., a witness saw a man tipping over one of the headstones at the Hawaiian Mission Houses historic Cemetery, then fled the scene.
Director at Hawaiian Mission Houses, Neil Hitch, says he removed the broken parts to discourage others from committing similar crimes. However, a week later, the Kawaiaha'o Church graves -- located nearby -- were also vandalized.
Hitch does not believe that the crimes are against those deceased.
Crime Stoppers says the man is believed to be in his 20s or 30s, with a slim build. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a baseball cap, black t-shirt, black shorts and a bright fluorescent orange backpack.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 955-8300, or download the P3 app to submit a tip.