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Wednesday, July 21, 1999

Tips fail to lead to suspect
in case of beating, theft

Question: What happened to the investigation of the suspect who beat the state Senate president's wife during a robbery?

Answer: There have been no further leads in the case, said Charles Samson, detective with the Honolulu Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division. Harriet Mizuguchi, owner/president of Hawaii Malls Inc., was struck several times on the head with a rubber mallet by a man who stole her purse on Feb.17. She was working alone in her Gentry Pacific Design Center office at the time of the robbery. The attack left her with a hairline fracture above the eye.

None of the tips that were given panned out, Samson said, and a witness could not positively identify the suspect in photo lineups of individuals who matched the man's description.

According to Reid Mizuguchi, his mother is back to work and her normal schedule. She has fully recovered and has had no problems from injuries suffered in the robbery.



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