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Safe containing ¥22 million stolen from home in Ibaraki Prefecture

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The home of a local government employee in Shimotsuma City, Ibaraki Prefecture, was robbed of a safe on Wednesday morning.

According to police, the safe contained about 22 million yen in cash, Sankei Shimbun reported. The 59-year-old owner of the safe contacted police about the robbery at around 11:30 a.m.

The man lives with his mother, wife and child. Police said he went out with his mother and child at around 8:30 a.m. His wife, who was outside the house for awhile, went back inside and noticed that a room had been ransacked and the safe was gone.

The safe, which weighs between 20 to 30 kilograms, was found pried open in a nearby grove. There was no cash inside.

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Serves him right for having so much cash(!) in such a flimsy safe.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Well, if it was pried open, why would there be any cash left?

I'm guessing the man bragged to someone else either about his wealth or his safe.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

.......he went out with his mother and child at around 8:30 a.m. His wife, who was outside the house for awhile,.........

Sounds very dodgy to me, they all just happened to be out for a while and the safe was stolen?

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Progressively people will be keeping their money at home as a lack of trust in financial institutions combines with a lack of incentive or even with negative rates/charges a disincentive to entrust your hard earned money to them to make huge profits from. However, this story highlights the need to have a solid, secure and preferably embedded safe with adequate household security.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

We don’t know how much was in the safe and whether there was insurance? Bank accounts are only covered by the government for ¥10 million.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Obviously a tax dodger. Serves him right.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

pried open in a nearby grove

how poetic. These impoverished civil servants break my heart.

I'll be negotiating hard with them tomorrow...

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**WAIT!!!! Something is fishy here **WAS THE WIFE IN ON THIS AS A LOOK OUT FOR THE THIEVES WHILE THEY WERE INSIDE REMOVING THE SAFE TO DIVERT THE HUSBAND IN CASE HE CAME HOME WHILE THE INSIDE JOB WAS BEING DONE? ITS SO STRANGE THAT WHEN SHE WENT BACK INSIDE SHE SO HAPPENED TO NOTICE THE HOME RANSACKED AND THE SAFE GONE, BUT WHILE OUTSIDE SHE DIDN'T NOTICE ANYONE GO INTO THE HOME ASSUMING SHE WAS CLOSE BY.

The man lives with his mother, wife and child. Police said he went out with his mother and child at around 8:30 a.m. His wife, who was outside the house for awhile, went back inside and noticed that a room had been ransacked and the safe was gone.

The safe, which weighs between 20 to 30 kilograms, was found pried open in a nearby grove. There was no cash inside.

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Government employee with that much cash in his house? Might want to start doing an audit.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Too much money home. Cash may be dirty money.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

What is 22,000,000 doing in a safe ??? at home.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Umm .... pro-tip here. If you are going to buy a safe to keep a large amount of money in, make it heavy enough for a sumo wrestler to have difficulty removing.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

20-30 kg? that's too light. Should be crazy heavy and a floor safe, so it could not be moved

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The safe, which weighs between 20 to 30 kilograms, was found pried open in a nearby grove. There was no cash inside.

OK, robberies happen. But is safe that weighs only 30 kg and can be pried open in a nearby grove really a "safe"? Not more something like a "box"?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I guess this goes to say how much Japanese trust the banking system.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Still, 20-30kg and relatively bulky, it wouldn't be easy to carry away. Broad daylight, a time of day when folks are about, and no one noticed? "Ohayo gozaimasu, why are you coming out of Suzuki-san's house with a safe?" Probably dressed like a delivery van driver, so neighbors would pay less attention if something was being carried out of the house.

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