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Police Investigate Connection Between Two Fukuoka Thefts

In January of this year, it was discovered through police investigations that around 160 items, including necklaces, worth about 25 million yen, were stolen from a store at Canal City Hakata, a large commercial complex in Hakata Ward, Fukuoka City. The theft took place in the early hours of January 11th, with the culprit or culprits breaking the glass to enter the unmanned store, which deals in precious metals, and shattering the display cases to steal the items. 

Subsequently, a 20-year-old defendant from Fukuoka City was found guilty of storing some of the stolen goods. However, the police are investigating under the assumption that there may be others involved in the crime. This incident follows another in Fukuoka City in October of last year, where a pair of men broke into a jewelry store in Chuo Ward’s Daimyo district, making off with approximately 90 rings worth around 8 million yen. The police noted similarities in the modus operandi of the two incidents, such as targeting jewelry stores outside of operating hours and breaking glass for swift thefts, and are also investigating possible connections between the two cases. Source: NHK

Police Investigate Connection Between Two Fukuoka Thefts

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Published: Jun 26, 2023 / Last Updated: Jun 26, 2023

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