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A Tokyo department store fell victim to theft when a pure gold bowl

valued at approximately 10 million yen (equivalent to $65,000), was reported stolen on Thursday. Surveillance footage captured the culprit, prompting authorities to launch an investigation to apprehend the perpetrator.

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The incident unfolded at the Takashimaya department store’s Nihombashi branch, where the gold bowl was prominently displayed as part of a gold exhibition on the eighth floor. It was during the course of the exhibition that a store staff member discovered the absence of the bowl from its designated display area around noon. Promptly, the staff member alerted the authorities, reporting the theft approximately 15 minutes later.

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The stolen item was showcased beneath a transparent plastic case, devoid of any securing mechanism.

Analysis of security footage revealed a male suspect, estimated to be in his 20s to 30s, committing the theft at around 11:40 a.m. The perpetrator, described as wearing glasses and a sweatshirt, was observed removing the gold bowl from its display and discreetly stowing it away in his backpack.

Law enforcement officials are diligently pursuing leads in their quest to apprehend the individual responsible for the theft of the valuable gold bowl.

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