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Cashboxes containing ¥42 mil, 10 expensive watches stolen from hotel room

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Two cashboxes containing 42 million yen in cash and 10 luxury brand watches were stolen from a business hotel room in Osaka on Saturday night.

According to police, the theft occurred at the hotel in Chuo Ward between 6 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. while the 46-year-old man occupying the 9th-floor room was out, Sankei Shimbun reported. When he returned to his room and noticed the cashboxes missing, he notified hotel staff who called the police.

Police said the door to the room had been pried open and are examining surveillance camera footage to see who came near the man’s room while he was out.

Nothing else besides the cashboxes was taken from the room, police said. The man is a financier who has been staying at the hotel since February.

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Yes, he is a financier and now financed someone. That piece of information is undoubtedly true. lol

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The man is a financier who has been staying at the hotel since February.

That is a long time to be cooped up in a Japanese business hotel. If he's carrying that amount of cash around regularly then he is probably a loan shark but I wonder about the watches; maybe a sideline?

12 ( +15 / -3 )

Hotels generally have safes.

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@zichi,

he obviously did not trust the hotel staff to allow his goods to be placed in the safe.

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Sal Affist

@zichi,

he obviously did not trust the hotel staff to allow his goods to be placed in the safe.

He could place the cash boxes in the safe. Stay in a better hotel with a room safe.

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And I thought I was bad at my job.

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Nothing else besides the cashboxes was taken from the room, police said. The man is a financier who has been staying at the hotel since February.

A financier staying for months at a business hotel with boxes full of cash and luxury watches.... would be curious to hear more about his financing business.

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Hotels generally have safes.

And cameras...

7 ( +7 / -0 )

That's one of the many ways you can launder money - fake theft. Someone got bribed for something.

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Someone inside knew what they were doing.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

First, what kind of an idiot leaves that kind of thing in a hotel room and goes out? There's a hotel safe in a lobby.

Second, It is an inside job!

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Sylph

That's one of the many ways you can launder money - fake theft. Someone got bribed for something.

That is one of the possibilities.

isoducky

Someone inside knew what they were doing.

That is for sure.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

You'd assume he had regular room cleaning if he's been staying there since February. Wouldn't be a stretch for hotel cleaning staff to tell an outside acquaintance about cash boxes and watches....

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Sooo, yeah. No security cameras on the 9th floor? Too bad for him I guess.

now where’s my socks?

3 ( +3 / -0 )

What he doing, trusting a business hotel.

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What kind of munchkin stays long term in a business hotel and claims to be a financier?

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Who carries that amount of cash around?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

42 mil, plus 10 expensive watches!?

Smells fishy.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

As others have pointed out, we aren’t getting enough information here.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

With that kind of money and those type of watches, it seems like a luxury hotel would be better than a business hotel.

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he obviously did not trust the hotel staff to allow his goods to be placed in the safe.

It looks like his distrust was spot on. Or so it would seem. I guess he became complacent during his long stay.

Lesson learned. Punishment forthcoming.

S

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Inside job. It's so obvious is laughable.

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The hotel is not responsible for valuables left in the hotel room and not in a hotel safe, that's quite the rule everywhere, not only in Japan.

Otherwise information is missing. He stays in a business hotel room since months, with 42 million yen cash and 10 expensive watches?

He has no home in Japan? Is this man a Japanese or a foreigner?

Strange guy, quite suspicious. If this money and these watches belong really to him why did he not rent a safe deposit box in a bank for these watches and his cash?

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If only the useless luxury watches which foolish people wear were stolen, I would have cheered but cash too is no good.

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Wow! Such a naive financier! Use banks!!!

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Viktor Cernatinskij

Wow! Such a naive financier! Use banks!!!

I would think he has his reasons not to use banks.

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Two cashboxes containing 42 million yen in cash and 10 luxury brand watches were stolen from a business hotel room in Osaka on Saturday night.

> Nothing else besides the cashboxes was taken from the room, police said.

He could also steal two or three more shirts and a toothbrush... :))

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42 Million Yen & 10 Expensive Watches .... That should have been placed in the hotels Safe for Safe keeping, Good Luck trying to get that back ....

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Detectives may be asking the same questions posed on this thread. Mr. Financier also may have revealed too much while out drinking. Chuo-ku is the primary financial center within Osaka, but also has many entertainment venues, and Osaka’s crime rate is higher compared to other Japanese urban areas.

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