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2 tons of flour stolen in Saitama

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Two tons of flour were stolen Thursday from the warehouse of flour maker Nikkoku Seifun Corp in Higashi-Matsuyama, Saitama Prefecture. According to police, a 50-year-old employee reported the theft of a truck with 90 bags containing two tons of flour in total, which is worth 270,000 yen, when he came to the warehouse around 2 a.m.

The stolen flour is used mainly to make noodles. Police believe the spiraling price of raw materials has created a black market for such items.

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You think it's linked with the crocodile ?

After all it's Saitama... the city without any limit for bizarre...

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just when you thought you'd seen it all in saitama...

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The robbers must have been in desperately short of dough to pull off a heist like that in Saitama!

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 "the noodles black market" – you can even make it into a movie

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The easiest way to make a profit. But poor security is an open invitation to the creepy-sneaky-good-for-nothing league.

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the criminal mind at its most devious- who will tell the fat children there will be no donuts for dessert?

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"the noodles black market"

I wonder if we can get Jackie Chan to star in it?

Then again, how do you sell all that flour? At a pawn shop?

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Japan petty crimes,theft and criminal activities, going up.

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Did I miss something? They stole the truck too, Right?

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Nope, no stolen truck. It was about 326 guys that waltzed in, under the nose of the sleeping guard, and quietly filled their pockets with the stuff, and then waltzed right out.

Word on the street is they are going to make a giant flour tortilla to rescue their comrades in arms from Cuba.

Viva la revolucion!

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Isn`t the truck worth more than the dough?

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Somebody gonna have a ramen bust that will make Guiness.

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the title of the article is misleading. It said somebody stole the truck with flour in it. The truck is more expensive than a 270,000Y noodles i suppose so the title should be truck stolen in Saitama. Flour black market my ass, these people can be really so imaginative. I mean are you going to steal 270,000 worth of flour to sell in the black market? What? For a profit of 270,000Y? Has anybody heard of flour black market? You can get more cash by robbing a combini (convenient store) than this.

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Hmmm. No truck...it was returned: http://www.creditwritedowns.com/2008/07/if-you-cant-afford-food-steal-it.html

Maybe someone is planning a pizza party? Stocking up a flour vending machine? Opening an Indian (Naan) or Mexican (tortilla) restaurant? Just didn't have enough dough? Yes, the movie idea is a good one. I'd have Sylvester Stallone in it and call it, "Bread to Kill" or maybe Jackie Chan, in "The Drunken Noodle Master."

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Me thinks someone is about to find 270,000¥ worth of flour floating face down in a river somewhere. The poor stuff never had a chance.

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