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Man steals 4 rings from Tiffany store

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Police said Friday that a man robbed a Tiffany store in Shinjuku's Mitsukoshi Alcott department store on Thursday, making off with four rings worth 16 million yen, and pointing what appeared to be a gun at the female employee who chased after him.

Police said the man posed as a customer and asked a store employee in English to show him some rings just before the store closed at 6 p.m. When she took them out of the showcase, the man put them on his finger and held them up to the light. Then, he ran off.

He is described as being a non-Japanese of Asian descent, in his 40s, and 170-180 cm tall.

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A FOREIGN thief??? Well OF COURSE he was!!! Happy New Year!

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would be super cool if it was a japanese dude acting like a gaijin. they'd never find him.

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Certainly the geezer wasn't a foreigner! Everyone knows that foreigners don't steal, kill or rape. Every single foreigner in Japan is an outstanding individual, model citizen(s) from uber advanced societies. Of course he was Japanese! Who is she trying to con?

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He is described as being a non-Japanese of Asian descent

Typical denial whenever a crime is commited

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Of course he was Japanese. Foreigners don't ever commit crimes. Japanese on the other hand are natural born thieves, all of them.

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A thief is a thief is a thief. Maybe he really is a non-Japanese of Asian descent. So? Let's hope they nail him.

Meanwhile staff should be extra careful around closing times.

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"Police said the man posed as a customer" So what was the guy suppose to pose as - a robber? That has to be the dumbest statement I've seen from the Police in a long time.

"When she took them out of the showcase, the man put them on his finger and held them up to the light. Then, he ran off." Why would you allow a customer to put 4 (four) rings on the finger at the same time - who trained this employee?

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Was it a gun, or was he just happy to see her? If she was in on it, then the whole thing makes a bit more sense, and the guy is not as he was described. But presumably the cameras will have captured his image, unless he copied the London job where they were wearing masks.

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This man may have 4 girlfriends or wives and may have been getting desperate.

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..........HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! not bad for a new years present .....worth much more than those grab bags.....were they diamond rings...???maybe this guy has four fiancee's ....

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This story is full of holes. The guy held the rings up on his finger and put them up to the light while he was pointing a gun at her? Why bother doing that if you're pointing a gun at and robbing the person?

Sounds made up. Any cameras?

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8 x 4 (Deodorant) now here wer have 4 x 4 (Y16M) all fake !

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Tiffany. Silver. Four rings "worth" 16 000 000 yen. That is ABOUT 180 000 dollars, people.

Now if I was having trouble moving merchandise and worrying about how to pay my employees, or even just worrying about how to pay my tax bill, and if I were a larcenous guy, I bet I could figure out a way to get rid of some inventory that is never going to sell, collect some insurance money, fence some great stuff for big bucks, and/or write off a huge loss just in time for my tax bill.

All I need is a good story and somebody willing to pose in front of a camera for 2000 bucks and then disappear forever.

The owner did it.

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There is no better wild goose chase than blaming something on someone who:

Looks Japanese/Asian. Thinks like a foreigner.

This kind of person will baffle Japanese police forever and ever, so they are the best people to blame things on. Do you know why blondes don't get blamed for anything in Japan? They never do anything out of the ordinary because they are too easy to catch. Also, business owners who are making things up know that they are easy to catch, so they will not blame them for anything. If you DON'T want the police to find someone, tell them it is a foreigner who looks Asian.

I hope insurance agents get all over this Tiffany case.

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How can this dude fence the goods?

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How can this dude fence the goods?

Easy, patience. Even Benjamin Franklin, thru his nom de plume Richard Saunders said "patience in the market is worth pounds in a year."

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When she took them out of the showcase, the man put them on his finger and held them up to the light. Then, he ran off.

not the brightest bulb in the box, is she ?

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The owner did it.

5SpeedRacer5, you're Awesome :)

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