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4 men steal safe from home of company exec in Gifu Prefecture


Gifu Prefectural Police are searching for the whereabouts of four men who broke into a private residence and stole a small safe on Tuesday.

The incident occurred around 2:15 p.m. at the home of a 75-year-old company board member in Ogaki City, Gifu Prefecture, Kyodo News reported. Police said the intruders threatened and assaulted the man, forcing him to show them where his safe was.

The victim called 110 as soon as the four men left, police said, adding that he sustained minor injuries to his face.

According to police reports, the victim does not know the amount of money stored in the safe. The thieves also stole several items of precious metals from the house. 

At 3:20 p.m., an officer in a police car noticed a suspicious white station wagon and pursued the vehicle. The station wagon rear-ended another car along a road near Anpachi town, and kept going.

Police are investigating whether the station wagon is connected with the robbery.

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Larr Flint -- I see what you did there...!

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People are struggling

It was described as a "small safe", so one guy struggling at each corner should do it.

Or maybe they used a hand trolley, but stairs could have been a struggle.

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maybe bolt it next time or any fool can carry it away, what’s the point of a safe that can be hauled away.

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He doesn't know how much was in his 'small' safe? Must have been quite a lot then.

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I guess having a small safe is better than just having the money out in the open, but a small safe is not as a secure place as some people tend to think. Hopefully the criminal can be caught soon.

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Inside job! Going to the man's home and ordering him to show them where the safe was means they knew exactly what they went in the home for and got it.

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the victim does not know the amount of money stored in the safe

give me a break. if you own a safe, you know very single little thing that is in it.

none of this story sounds legit.

and no one has sympathy for any company exec in 2023.

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