Hilo woman facing burglary, theft charges


Big Island police have charged a 24-year-old Hilo woman with eight property crimes stemming from reported burglaries during the first week of May.

Suzy Chun was arrested on an outstanding bench warrant late Wednesday afternoon, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Through further investigation, police said officers determined that she was also responsible for or involved in break-ins of three homes in Panaewa Farm Lots, Upper Waiakea and Laupahoehoe, according to police. Items allegedly removed included jewelry, laptops and gaming systems with a combined value of more than $10,000. The burglaries occurred during the first week of May.

At 6:05 p.m. Thursday, Chun was charged with three counts first-degree burglary, four counts second-degree theft and one count third-degree theft. Her bail was set at $116,000.