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Man charged with 150 cases of theft from delivery boxes in Tokyo and Saitama

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A 39-year-old man who was previously arrested for stealing mail from inside a condominium's mailboxes in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, has also been charged with stealing from delivery boxes in Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture.

Police said Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi, 39, an unemployed resident of Tokyo’s Adachi Ward, is suspected of involvement in 150 cases of theft, with stolen items worth a total of about 2.5 million yen. They said he has admitted to the charge.

Yamaguchi was first arrested in May for stealing mail from a condominium in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture, Fuji TV reported. Police launched a subsequent investigation that found him responsible for numerous thefts from parcel delivery boxes in both Saitama and Tokyo. The delivery boxes serve as a drop box for items ordered online.

According to police, the targeted delivery boxes require couriers to type in a PIN code to securely delivery parcels. However, Yamaguchi is believed to have opened these boxes by withdrawing an “absentee delivery notice,” which contains the written PIN code.

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Contains the written PIN haha joke!

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...But I got tired of waiting I don't mind it anymore if coming or not.

You wanna throw some of that money my way?  I good put it to much better use.

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I'm online shopping addicted. And 4 items of dresses which I ordered last year to present, I didn't receive yet. Of course I did complain and did some messages to amazon. But I got tired of waiting I don't mind it anymore if coming or not.

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Yamaguchi is believed to have opened these boxes by withdrawing an “absentee delivery notice,” which contains the written PIN code

Time to update the system, me thinks.

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in america, amazon leaves your orders on the doorstep. 

I have read that Amazon has services to go inside someone's door, or deliver packages into the trunk of someones car to prevent theft. I am not sure how used these are though.

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However, Yamaguchi is believed to have opened these boxes by withdrawing an “absentee delivery notice,” which contains the written PIN code."

Seems like part of the problem is with poor letterbox design which allows him to easily fish out the delivery notice.

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The mansion I'm at in West Tokyo requires a personalized card that you swipe. Only the box matching your card opens.

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"According to police, the targeted delivery boxes require couriers to type in a PIN code to securely delivery parcels. However, Yamaguchi is believed to have opened these boxes by withdrawing an “absentee delivery notice,” which contains the written PIN code."

Good grief...

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in america, amazon leaves your orders on the doorstep. you can steal people's packages easily. the resale value is as high as the stupidity of the people who made the purchases.

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