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300-kg safe stolen from supermarket office in Hokkaido

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A safe weighing about 300 kilograms was stolen from the office of a supermarket in Mukawa, Hokkaido, police said Tuesday.

According to police, a security guard notified police at around 1 a.m. Monday and reported a break-in at the office of the nationwide grocery store chain A-COOP’s Ceres store location in Mukawa.

Police said the thieves got in by breaking an office window and managed to take the safe which contained 6.5 million yen in cash, as well as 1.2 million yen worth of gift certificates, Sankei Shimbun reported. 

A store employee told local media the safe contained the proceeds three days’ sales and change for Monday’s operations.  

A company vehicle that was always left parked outside the supermarket’s office window to prevent burglaries was also found nearby with a smashed window. Police believe that the thieves managed to move the vehicle before breaking into the store.

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A company vehicle that was always left parked outside the supermarket’s office window to prevent burglaries was also found nearby with a smashed window. Police believe that the thieves managed to move the vehicle before breaking into the store.

now that's what I call detective work.... (⌒▽⌒)

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Where was ALSOK? I mean really now, someone had to have some inside information here to know they could smash 2 windows, the truck and the office, get in to the office and remove a 300 Kg safe, without anyone noticing?

I have had the (not) pleasure of moving a large safe, and even using a hydraulic hand truck, it was no easy task. These thieves had to have not only the information but backup and where with all to do all this and actually transport the safe as well, meaning that there should be cameras SOMEWHERE in the vicinity that show a large vehicle and potential suspects!

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If that is not an inside job....

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Its amusing they stole the safe probably to place valuable objects that they didn't want to be stolen.

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Its going to be simple to find the culprits, just notify the local hospitals and doctors, to report any one who see's them with a suspected bad back and hernia !!

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300kg is not so heavy that one man cannot do it. I move stones that weigh more than that by myself using a bar, a block of wood, a hand kart, and a strap to tie the stone to the kart. A safe would be easier - compact, straight sides (plus, a greater incentive.  :)   )

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The thief should be easy to catch, just look for someone with arms like Popeye the Sailor.

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I must say, these guys worked for the their reward. Maybe look for some bodybuilders?

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