Police, ‘Lost’ actor mum on robbery
Actor Josh Holloway, who plays con man "Sawyer" on the ABC-TV series "Lost," declined to give interviews yesterday after reports that he and his wife were robbed at gunpoint in their Hawaii Kai home early Wednesday morning.
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But the 36-year-old actor, whose tough-guy character sometimes brandishes a handgun, issued a written statement, saying: "My family and I are fine and appreciate everyone's concerns and good thoughts. We are very grateful for the help of the Honolulu Police Department and the support of the local community."
The Honolulu Police Department held a news conference yesterday after being barraged with media calls, including national entertainment media, about the robbery. Police held back some details provided earlier in a brief report of the incident before the victims' identities became public.
They did say, however, that the man who robbed the Holloways wore a mask.
Holloway and his 28-year-old wife were asleep when the suspect entered their Hawaii Kai house at 4 a.m. Wednesday.
Police had said initially the suspect demanded money and left with the cash, but not before taking the keys to the Holloways' Mercedes-Benz. The suspect drove off in the car and abandoned it nearby.
Yesterday, however, police did not say whether any cash was stolen, nor would they confirm reports the couple's credit cards had been taken.
The suspect was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, wearing a dark shirt, dark pants and a dark baseball cap and displayed a black handgun.
Police Capt. Frank Fujii would not reveal too much information because it could jeopardize the investigation, adding that police "treat every case equally."
Fujii emphasized home-invasion style robberies are "very, very rare occurrences" in Honolulu, which he called "the safest major city in the United States."
He asked the media "just be real decent people" and not hound the Holloways.
"They've been traumatized as it is," he said.