Definitely An Inside Job

Jan 23, 2006
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Wed May 30,
TOKYO - A glittering bathtub made of gold worth nearly $1 million has been stolen from a resort hotel, an official said Wednesday.
A worker at Kominato Hotel Mikazuki in Kamogawa, south of Tokyo, notified police that the fancy tub was missing from the hotel's guest bathroom on the 10th floor, according to a local police official who only gave his surname, Ogawa.

The round tub, worth $987,000, is made of 18-karat gold and weighs 176 pounds.
The tub, flanked by two crane statues, has been a main feature of the hotel's shared bathroom. Visitors can take a dip in the tub, but it is only available a few hours a day "for security reasons," the hotel's Web site said.
Someone apparently cut the chain attached to the door of a small section of the bathroom where the bathtub was placed, but not riveted, and made off with the tub, Ogawa said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070530...ub_stolen_1;_ylt=AjWTR.AjOPkL3htZj4BBlooH1vAI

"We have no witness information and there are no video cameras," he said. "We have no idea who took it," the official said.
 

pinki682

have it! keep it!
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Sep 21, 2006
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Definitely an inside job.

Not as elaborate or expensive. I remember employees at I.Magnins made off with a 6 foot tall Snoopy by stuffing it in a laundry or trash bin cart. They just rolled the doggy out down the service elevator. No one was ever catch the thieves.
 

JoeyJo21

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Now thats luxury! Although I must admit I don't really like the look of it.

God knows how the thieves are going to sell it - it's going to be pretty obvious where it came from as it's not every day you see a golden bathtub.
 
Jan 23, 2006
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Now thats luxury! Although I must admit I don't really like the look of it.

God knows how the thieves are going to sell it - it's going to be pretty obvious where it came from as it's not every day you see a golden bathtub.

I cant imagine that they would attempt to sell it as is.... more like melt it down or chop it up.
 
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Definitely an inside job.

Not as elaborate or expensive. I remember employees at I.Magnins made off with a 6 foot tall Snoopy by stuffing it in a laundry or trash bin cart. They just rolled the doggy out down the service elevator. No one was ever catch the thieves.
Haha now that's funny!
 

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I cant imagine that they would attempt to sell it as is.... more like melt it down or chop it up.
That's very true, my brain wasn't thinking when I posted that before - I think I need to wake up! Of course they'd chop it up/melt it down - so stupid :shame:

All I could think of at the time were visions of a gold bathtub on Ebay lol.