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Whiskey Heist Gone Sour: Thirsty Thief Caught on Camera

In Kitakyushu City, a snack bar employee had a not-so-brilliant plan to quench his thirst for wealth: he swiped high-end whiskey from his workplace, only to be caught on security cameras. The suspect, Atsushi Hanai, 38, wasn’t just after a quick tipple – we’re talking a total of 130 million yen worth of liquid gold. Hanai, in a display of criminal nonchalance, was caught bagging up bottles of prized Yamazaki and Hibiki whiskeys. He then converted his boozy loot to cash at pawn shops, capitalizing on the soaring demand for Japanese whiskey. The snack bar’s owner had a hunch about Hanai and installed the security cameras to keep an eye on him. After noticing the missing spirits, the owner filed a police report, and Hanai was soon apprehended. Despite his silence, the police continue to investigate the connection between the pilfered whiskeys and the snack bar. Source: TNC

Whiskey Heist Gone Sour: Thirsty Thief Caught on CameraPhoto by Yuri Shirota on Unsplash  – photo for image purpose only

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Published: Mar 29, 2023 / Last Updated: Mar 29, 2023

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