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Posted on: Wednesday, January 3, 2001

Officer hurt trying to catch thieves at Pali Lookout

By Curtis Lum
Advertiser Staff Writer

A Honolulu police officer was injured at the Pali Lookout yesterday afternoon when fleeing thieves in a stolen car rammed a gate and the gate hit her.

The officer, a four-year veteran of the force, was treated at the Queen’s Medical Center and released last night Her name was not released last night.

The incident began at about 2 p.m. when police undercover officers saw two men break into a car in the parking lot at the lookout. The officers were part of a plainclothes detail that was staking out the popular visitor stop where car break-ins are common.

After breaking into a car, police said the thieves took a bag and dumped it in a stolen white Saturn that they were driving. When they spotted the undercover officers, the thieves got into the Saturn and drove away.

The officers radioed other officers who were near the entrance to the lookout and alerted them to the fleeing suspects. The officers attempted to close the gate, but the thieves rammed the gate, injuring the officer.

The police described the two thieves as local males.

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