Hawaiian police are reporting a rise in thefts of solar panels and other solar heating equipment, especially in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision in Kau, theHonolulu Advertiserwrote this week. Thefts have occurred while residents were on vacation or away from home for an extended period of time.
Authorities urge homeowners to keep
a record of their valuables, including serial and model numbers, receipts and
photographs. They’re also asking the public to report anyone selling solar
panels and other items of value at suspiciously low prices.