Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Big Rolex Heist in Kobe

I was just surfing through the news and realized there was quite an interesting story close to home. Last night there was a real jewelry heist right here in Kobe, Japan!!! It happened at Daimaru Department Store in Motomachi.

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

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. See original at Japan Today...

In case you`re wondering, 40 million Yen is equivalent to about $500,000U.S. Dollars!
This is all very Thomas Crown Affair!

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