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¥10 mil gold bowl stolen from Tokyo department store


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Unlocked? I know TIJ, but really?

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Unlike robbing yen cash, gold is a fast appreciating asset.

Takashimaya should be more protective of their property.

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A store staff member realized the bowl was missing from its display around noon at a gold exhibition on the eighth floor of Takashimaya department store's Nihombashi branch and reported it to the police about 15 minutes later.

The bowl was displayed under a clear plastic case without a lock.

The only concern should be for the store staff member and that they are not made a scapegoat for this sloppy display of conspicuous consumption by Takashimaya.

Other than that there are really no victims here.

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The bowl was displayed under a clear plastic case without a lock.

good job takashimaya

a man in his 20s to 30s was wearing glasses and was in a sweatshirt, according to the police.

well, then it’s just a matter of time. Great description cops.

did he have black hair and a white face mask as well? Slim build?

the field continues to narrow…..

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No Lock?

Pretty incredible. Serious lack of a sense of security.

My local supermarket locks behind glass any bottle of wine over ¥3,000.

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10 million is the price that Takashimaya had on it, but that probably contains several million prospective profit for them. I was surprised that no news sites showed what the actual object itself looks like.

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Watching this news last I was thinking the store staff is gotta be insane for not providing security on the gold expensive items.

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There must be about a million surveilance cameras in and around Takashimaya in central Tokyo. I can't imagine he gets very far.

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Melt that down and sell it!

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Beauitful bowl.


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Now what does he do with it? Pretty hard to sell I imagine.

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Stolen to order, maybe?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Someone enjoyeda breakfast of champions this morning.

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A tea bowl?Probably too heavy to comfortably drink anything from.

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The bowl was displayed under a clear plastic case without a lock.

This is a story that Takashimaya should have kept under wraps! How embarrassing!

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I know, they had a sign on the glass panel saying 'Free' to any one to steal.......well, they might as well had. Hopefully the insurance company will tell them where to go, politely of course, but this down to bad management not the staff.

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"A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft of a gold tea bowl valued at 10 million yen from Takashimaya department store in Nihonbashi, Tokyo."

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