Man Posed As A Valet To Take Tourist Family's Rental Car As They Unloaded Luggage, Hawaii Police Say

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Dec. 1 2022, Published 3:18 p.m. ET

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A man posed as a valet to steal a car from Hawaii tourists, leaving them without a ride and confused at what happened, police said.

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On Nov. 24, police in Hawaii responded to a hotel after a family visiting from Japan reported their car was stolen.

Investigators said the victims pulled up near the hotel and started to unload their luggage. That is when they were approached by a man who would park their vehicle.

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The family believed the man was a hotel employee, but it was determined that the hotel did not have valet and the vehicle was stolen.

Police later spotted 22-year-old Shaycen Roily Sbaino driving the vehicle on Nov. 26. He was arrested after a short police chase.

He was charged with unauthorized possession of a propelled vehicle, first-degree theft and other charges.


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