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More than 100 vases stolen from Tochigi cemetery

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More than 100 brass vases have been stolen from a cemetery in Tochigi City, police say.

Police said the vases were stolen on July 29 from a cemetery which is located within Seichi Park in Tochigi City. NTV reported that 52 pairs of vases, 104 in total, were stolen. Their value is about 52,000 yen in total.

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What an absolutely disgusting crime.

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Terrible! Have they no respect for the dead?!

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The families of those who visit find the grave defaced. Terrible! Let's hope ghosts exist and the robber/s are haunted.

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What a base-minded creature! Hope the crook gets divine punishment.

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I hope the theives are haunted forever by these angry ghosts. Sickening crime for only ¥52,000.

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What goes around comes around.

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The local metal recycling smelters would be the first place to check. See if any of them have an order for brass to fill and I'm sure they'll find the culprits.

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No respect for the dead. That is called desecretion.

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Scum of the Earth

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please spare the dead

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The local metal recycling smelters would be the first place to check

Ditch that idea, how about the hardware store that has a new line of vases that are slow to move.

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Disgusting crime, but in this day and age not hugely surprising. Even in Japan you can't leave things lying around any more if they might have any value to anyone.

Disillusioned: "The local metal recycling smelters would be the first place to check. See if any of them have an order for brass to fill and I'm sure they'll find the culprits."

Might require some common sense and actual work by the local keystones, so I wouldn't count on this, unless the smelters who would profit from it come forward, happening.

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Presumably done for profit. I think we all agree that it's no way to urn money.

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52,000 yen for 100 brass vases ... something doesn't add up...

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Disrespectful.

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The thing people will do for money, shameful!

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52,000 yen for 100 brass vases ... something doesn't add up...

small little fellows that only hold an incense stick

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Might require some common sense and actual work by the local keystones, so I wouldn't count on this, unless the smelters who would profit from it come forward, happening.

Tochigi's finest will absolutely catch the culprits behind this crime. Very few crimes in Japan go unsolved.

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The dead are dead, you can't steal from something that can't breath and doesn't have a heart beat, because it technically not considered stealing (If i spelt something wrong, don't be a grammar Nazi about it)

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