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97 faucets stolen from four sites in Saitama

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Police in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, said Thursday that 97 faucets were stolen from four schools early Wednesday morning.

According to TV Asahi, police were notified after school officials discovered the theft at around 6 a.m. Wednesday. In one case, 21 faucets attached to a long sink at the playgrounds were stolen. The schools were all within three kilometers of each other.

A brand new faucet costs about 3,000 yen. According to police, there is a high possibility that the faucets were stolen to be resold.

Police said they are studying security camera footage to try and identify the thieves.

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apparently the schools think this could be an inside job and are now looking for a possible leak...

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saitama..again

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Ahh! Tapping into available resources.

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Well, check Yahoo Auction or Rakuten one now, cops?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

So the thieves got clean away!

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I've never understood the posters who are incredulous every time crime in Saitama is mentioned. Do they somehow expect a prefecture with 8 million people to be crime-free for some reason?

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You rotters, you've used up all the tap jokes already! There's my witty comments down the drain then..

6 ( +9 / -3 )

They tap danced all the way to the scrap yard for a buck or two. Wonder if its the melon gang?

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won't somebody please think of the children? these saitama criminals are sinking to a new low...

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Yakuza

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Sounds like thieves from Guam (Island of Thieves)

-9 ( +1 / -10 )

Faucets? Melons? Vending machine arsonists? I reckon its the same perp. See the pattern..?? No, nor can I.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Osaka City has the highest crime rates.

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A brand new faucet costs about 3,000 yen. According to police, there is a high possibility that the faucets were stolen to be resold.

Or someone has a tap fetish.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Prolonged recession induced this incident.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Looks like the funny-comment pool has been drained. Is this the last drop?

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The 97th one almost didn't fit. They had to faucet.

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Saitama... if it's not murders and attacks it's people nicking taps.

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Pssst! Wanna buy a faucet cheap? lol

I hope the thief/thieves are caught and slapped upside the head with one of these faucets.

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I've never understood the posters who are incredulous every time crime in Saitama is mentioned. Do they somehow expect a prefecture with 8 million people to be crime-free for some reason?

Yep and I bet Saitama is still safer than the safest city in their own country.

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If you're having fixture problems, I feel bad for you son. I've got 97 faucets, but a Pfister ain't one.

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mebbe someone is starting a plumbing business and they figure why not fish some fancy faucets

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