Koa wood doors from Coco Palms stolen

Published On: Feb 27 2013 12:36:52 PM HST   Updated On: Feb 27 2013 02:14:17 PM HST

Bob Jasper

Koa wood doors, similar to this one, was stolen from the Coco Palms Resort.

KAPAA, Hawaii -

Thieves stole four koa wood doors from the historic Coco Palms resort on Kauai over the weekend, according to resort's site manager Bob Jasper.

Jasper says he noticed the solid wood doors missing Sunday afternoon.

He says the 8-foot-high doors weigh several hundred pounds each and are individually hand carved.

The manager says the thieves put a big hole in the Queen's Hall wall to remove the elaborate structures from the hotel.

"It's just heartbreaking.  I don't know what someone's going to do with them.  They are so recognizable.  They are so one of a kind," said Jasper.  "The fact that someone would steal them blows my mind."

Jasper says he is notifying contractors and keeping an eye on Craigslist to see if he can track down the doors.

The Coco Palms has been closed since it was damaged during Hurricane Iniki about  20 years ago.


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