Welcome to the APBWeb.
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    Piggybank Cop's Avatar
    Piggybank Cop is offline Nobody important.
    Join Date
    05-17-06
    Location
    Richmond VA
    Posts
    2,207
    Rep Power
    645058

    Red face Burglars Steal 220-Pound Gold Bar

    By Associated Press
    Mon Mar 19, 4:07 PM

    TOKYO - A group of burglars stole a massive block of gold worth over $2 million from a Japanese museum in a heist that police said could have been prevented _ if only the curators hadn't left the showcases wide open.

    The Ohashi Collection Kan museum in Takayama, in central Japan, kept the 220-pound gold bullion unguarded by sensors or even by a case because it wanted visitors to be able to touch it, local police officer Shinji Kurake said Monday.

    On Sunday, three masked men made off with the gold block in broad daylight, Kurake said. A female employee who was alerted by the sound of their footsteps tried to intervene, but was roughly pushed aside.

    "We were very shocked ... but of course this was a big block of gold, and there was no security," Kurake said. "I suppose they could have been a little more careful."

    Police were still searching for the group, who were thought to be driven away by a fourth accomplice. The Ohashi museum purchased the gold bar in 1994 for 200 million yen, according to its Web site. In today's gold prices, the block would be worth about $2.1 million.

    The museum was closed for an "emergency holiday" on Monday and could not be reached.


    We are the thin blue line
    between you
    and all the money in the world.

    And no you can't have any.

  2. #2
    bmf95b is offline PATROL DEPUTY
    Join Date
    06-01-06
    Location
    SOUTH TEXAS
    Posts
    269
    Rep Power
    15130
    Nice....

  3. #3
    BEB
    BEB is offline Banned
    Join Date
    11-27-06
    Posts
    1,838
    Rep Power
    0
    "Emergency Holiday" I'll have to remember that one.

    Found a pic

    Last edited by BEB; 03-20-07 at 07:49 PM.

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Gold Hill, Oregon dismisses entire police department
    By Terminator in forum In the News
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-30-07, 04:13 AM
  2. Turn the power off before you steal copper wire!!!
    By TXCharlie in forum In the News
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-27-07, 08:21 AM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •