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Jewelry, watches worth ¥33.5 mil stolen from home while owner overseas

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Jewelry and watches worth 33.5 million yen were stolen from the house of a man in Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture, while he was on an overseas trip during the New Year holidays.

According to police, the homeowner returned to his residence on Jan 5 and discovered that several watches and necklaces — 23 items worth 33.5 million yen—and 120,000 yen in cash were stolen from his home, Fuji TV reported. The man, who is a company executive, left his home to travel abroad on Dec 28.  

Police said the thief or thieves broke into the house by smashing a window near the entrance.

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Had this happen to a friend when he was on vacation. Never found the group, but a few months later some other guys were busted for a robbery in the area, and, it turned out, one of these recycle guys with the speaker on the top of the truck was casing houses for the thieves.

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Heiwa Boke! Never going to happen to me! But then it does!

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Look for a family member...or a jewelry store clerk.

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Another reason to have a good quality solidly embedded home safe!

If you want to flash the cash on wearable and therefor noticeable bling, you are advertising it to thieves, so take the necessary precautions.

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Happened to me many years ago, funny fact... i noticed it few days later... when i was looking for my camera video and photography camera :/ ... someone came from my garden .. my door was open and i had a dog... a labrador lol .. nothing more friendly than that u can't find. I felt really bad when i discovered it.. feel like beind raped (sound hard) but it's a weird feeling

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Either an inside job from someone who's familiar with the guy or some really lucky dirtbags. But still, when listing the value - it might be what the owner paid for them, but not what they are worth after the fact. Also, not what the criminal(s) will get. Assuming fencers in Japan are just as cheap or worse than the idiots who work at the shops who specialize in buying designer/high end goods, they'll happily offer ¥10,000 for a ¥100,000 luxury good along with a boatload of excuses why it's not worth anything - and then turn around and see it at their shop for ¥85,000.

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Owned $300K worth of jewelry but was too cheap to buy a $1,500 safe to bolt to the floor.

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Insurance job, he probably took them overseas and sold them.

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Assuming fencers in Japan are just as cheap or worse than the idiots who work at the shops who specialize in buying designer/high end goods, they'll happily offer ¥10,000 for a ¥100,000 luxury good along with a boatload of excuses why it's not worth anything - and then turn around and see it at their shop for ¥85,000.

So? If people expect to get something more for their products then they should put it up on a net auction site.

I do not understand why people expect these shops to actually give anything even close to the value of the merchandise being sold to them. The buyer is taking the risk that someone, anyone, will want the product/merchandise at all. If he can't sell it, what's the point in giving face value for it.

People are emotionally tied to items that they sell and do not see the actual value.

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Yubaru - the net auction sites are almost the same. You can list something that you never used, mint condition, They potential buyers will still expect an 80% discount on the item. As for expecting even close to the value - give me a break. The stores buying the items want to make money, granted. But does that mean they have to rob the sellers, offering 10%-15% of the value just so they can reap the rewards? It's BS.

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