Rare Bonsai Tree Stolen from Puna Nursery

The Hawai`i Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance regarding a stolen bonsai tree.

In August, police initiated a theft investigation on a rare bonsai tree taken from a local nursery in the Puna district. The bonsai shown in the photo is a Brassaia bonsai and was kept and cared for by the owner since 1962.

Police are actively investigating the incident and are asking for public help on any information regarding the theft or help in locating and recovering the bonsai.

Contact Officer Kaipo Aurello at 808-965-2716, the police non-emergency number at 808-935-3311, or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300. Tips can be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers and tipsters may be entitled to a reward.

HPD provided photo.

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