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Safe stolen from Tokyo store abandoned on street

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A safe that was stolen from a precious metal dealer's store in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward was left on the street after the thieves were unable to open it, police said.

According to police, the safe was stolen from the store in Jingumae, near JR Harajuku Station, sometime before 5 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Fuji TV reported. A security guard alerted police after noticing the break-in.

The safe, which weighs about 100 kilograms, was found unopened in an alley beside the store. Police said the contents had not been removed.

Police said the thieves broke into the store through a back door and are analyzing street surveillance camera footage to try and identify a car that was parked outside the store around the time of the theft.

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Don't​ tell Reddit...

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It's pretty safe to assume these boys were amateurs.

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Picked of more than the could chew.

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Do you think there would be enough time to open the same outside on the street before hoping on your bicycles? Don't quit your day job, please.

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less than two minutes with a grinder. oh, you need to plug it in. darwin award.

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Any finger prints? Any suspects?

Hard to believe someone foolish enough to have missed "The Italian Job" would attempt this.

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Maybe the brand of safe should be advertised for security.

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The safe, which weighs about 100 kilograms, was found unopened in an alley beside the store.

Ha-ha. All but trouble for nothing.

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