Big Island couple loses everything in brazen robbery

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Clare Ventura and Kimo Field said they are heartbroken and stunned after they say thieves broke into their home Wednesday morning.

According to the couple, thousands of dollars worth of items were taken and attempted to be sold at pawn shops nearby.

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Ventura said she was on Maui on Wednesday when she received a call from a stranger who told her he had found her business cards littered across the road.

She said a few minutes later, her husband Kimo called and told her they had been robbed while he was at work.

“Once I saw the gate open, I already knew that somebody came into the property and — and burglarized and just destroyed everything,” said Field.

Field said he hoped he had made it home in time to catch the thieves but it was too late.

“They just stole everything possible,” said Ventura. “Guitar, cameras, the boat engine, the fishing reels, they even stole clothing, they opened the drawers and stole clothing, surf shorts.”

“The sad thing is I had a locket from our daughter, Andrea, who passed away a few years ago, and they stole that as well,” Ventura added. “It was one of those old-fashioned lockets that when you open it up, there’s her picture, now it’s gone.”

The thieves took off with Ventura’s car too.

Hawaii Island police told the couple they found it charred on the side of the road Sunday morning.

The couple planned on opening a non-profit boat tour on a canoe Field had bought last month. The couple