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HONOLULU — Honolulu police said Wednesday surveillance video recorded images of the same man at three different high-rise hotels near Waikiki Beach where fires were intentionally set in recent days.
Two rooms were burglarized while guests were evacuated from one of the hotels, the 25-story Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger.
Surveillance video at the hotel showed a man carrying at least two backpacks similar to the ones taken in the burglary.
The fire, which broke out near a storage room on the 14th floor, caused $1.8 million in damage.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the man. Images showed him wearing a baseball hat, moustache and goatee.
No one was injured in the fires.
Each fire began at night in a hallway on a floor with guest rooms, said Honolulu Fire Department Captain Scot Seguirant.
Firefighters have referred the case to police for investigation.
The first fire caused $4,000 in damage Sunday at the Alohilani Resort.
The third fire broke out on the 28th floor of the 38-story Hilton Hawaiian Grand Waikikian on Tuesday.
Hotel security put out the flames with a fire extinguisher after it caused $10,000 in damage, police said.
Hilton spokesman Nigel Glennie said the resort doesn’t publicly disclose security measures as a matter of policy. But he said the hotel has reviewed the incident and will make any appropriate changes.