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Thieves get away with Y40 mil worth of Rolex watches in Kobe

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Sixty Rolex watches, worth approximately 40 million yen in total, were stolen from the Daimaru department store in Kobe City on Tuesday, police said. A store employee discovered a smashed showcase in the watches section of the eighth floor when he came to work just after 9 a.m., and called police.

According to Ikuta police, there was a hole in the wall of the eighth floor, leading to an emergency passageway and fire escape. A crowbar and rope were found on the scene.

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Crime wave in Japan!

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so the guy at the station that flashes rolex watches from his overcoat might be selling real ones.....

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Oh, the horology!

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Now, unlike the car smash and grabs the other day this is a proper smash and grab. I am in no way condoning thievery, but come on when it's done right you do need to tip a hat every so slightly.

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oh, i know some ppl that work there. hmmm could be inside job haha. I'll check them out...

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nice haul!

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They've got all the time in the world - until they start doing time.

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I heard they were made in China and only worth 4000 yen. The name on them were "Roldex".

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you know... its nice to see that people in the Japan break the rules sometimes. I know stealing watches is a few steps up from..... oh my god, being late work.

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I heard they were made in China and only worth 4000 yen. The name on them were "Roldex".

I thought the stolen goods were BOLEX?

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"Roldex".

Is this anything like the genuine Patel Philippe I got in India?

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I have a Prolex. I like the movement.

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Glad I don't own a rolex...might be an instant suspect for stealing or buying stolen property.

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Cheapscates, who is still into Rolex nowadays?...just the other day I saw an ad in Nikkei mag from a company called MB&F, model Horological Machine No.1 19.5 million a piece..! Anyway I am happy with my genuine Rolex...spoon, tourist present from Zurich ;-)

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Hard to believe some of the comments here, crime is crime perp's are criminals. Honor among thieves perhaps!

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A store employee discovered a smashed showcase in the watches section of the eighth floor when he came to work just after 9 a.m

..confirmed on his shiny new Rolex watch when he was asked what time.

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didn't they have any night watch men on the payroll?

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Someone at the shop obviously wasn't ... watching!!!

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It's a race against the clock to find out where these goods will be fenced.

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this ticks me off. didnt the alarm go off? no watchmen or snooze on the job? robbers must have been strap-ped for cash, sounds like they planned the job in minute detail, it went like clockwork.

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