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Granddaughter Shares Video of 95-Year-Old Grandfather Being Robbed. Twitter Helps Identify the Robber

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A surveillance video showing a 95-year-old Honolulu man being robbed at a Chinatown market on Thursday has gone viral after his granddaughter shared it on Twitter.

As Hawaii News Now reports, Lupo Fernandez was preparing to buy fish from a counter at the Oahu Market. In the video, the thief can be seen pacing behind Fernandez before he snatches his wallet from the counter. Fernandez can be seen helplessly looking around.

According to Hawaii News Now, the elderly man is hard of hearing and does not speak English.

Fernandez’s children say their father wasn’t hurt, but he came home upset and out of breath.

His son, Rogelio Fernandez, said:

“He was shaking. Hopefully the guy who did this to him gets caught. What he did is not right.”

His granddaughter shared the video on Twitter, asking for help in identifying the burglar and gained quite a bit of attention.

She tweeted:

IF ANYONE KNOWS OR HAVE SEEN THIS GUY BEFORE PLEASE LMK! THE ELDERLY MAN IN THE VIDEO IS MY GRANDPA! THIS GUY BETTER HOPE HPD FINDS HIM BEFORE MY FAMILY DOES!

Within hours, users had provided her with the name of the man they believed to be the suspected thief and an approximate area as to where he lives.

Fernandez’s granddaughter tweeted that the market where the crime took place is where a lot of elderly people shop and the thief knew that. Further, she said the family has not started a GoFundMe, despite the pages claiming to be raising money for her grandfather.

 

She tweeted:

To everyone asking if we made a go fund Me, we didn’t. At this point it’s not about the money, he just wants his engraved wallet and the pics that were in it back.. Bless all your souls for willing to donate, we see it. We see you. And thank you❤️❤️

Further, someone also shared a social media post with the family of someone claiming to have Fernandez’s ID.

According to Hawaii News Now, police have received tips on the suspect and opened a case. However, it is unclear if the “tips” were actually the tweets above.

Sgt. Chris Kim of Honolulu Crimestoppers said:

“That male’s actions were clearly suspicious, him pacing back and forth you could tell something was up. Just be aware of your surroundings. If possible, have a family member go out with you to run these errands.”

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 955-8300 or report it using the P-3 app.

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  1. My 93 year old father lost $50,000 from his savings to a telemarketing scam that was selling fake gold certificates.
    People who target the elderly are particularly despicable.

  2. This criminal is like an animal watching and waiting on his prey. He’s too lazy to go out and work and earn his own money so he takes from others. Keep your money out of view and men carry your wallets in front pocket. Watch your surroundings always.

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