Anorak News | Police Log: Delivery Man Wears £85,000 Watch

Police Log: Delivery Man Wears £85,000 Watch

by | 16th, June 2008

IF you are going to steal, try not to make your theft stand out:

A delivery worker who stole a luxury watch priced at 18 million yen was arrested Saturday after an acquaintance became suspicious when he saw the worker wearing it and alerted his workplace, police said.

Arrested was 25-year-old Takahiro Yoshimaru, a worker at the Tokushima branch of Sagawa Express Co. The delivery firm sacked Yoshimaru, a resident of Kamiita, Tokushima Prefecture, the same day.

The watch Yoshimaru allegedly stole was an Assioma Tourbillon piece by luxury Italian brand Bulgari. There are only 25 of the watches in the world, and the price was 18 million yen. Yoshimaru was reportedly shocked to hear the price of the watch.

“I thought the watch would be about 1 million yen,” he was quoted as saying.

Investigators accuse the 25-year-old of stealing the watch as Sagawa was delivering it for a watch and jewelry store in Tokushima on May 26. When a co-worker left the truck to make a separate delivery, Yoshimaru allegedly unwrapped the watch, taking it from the box.

18 million yen is just under £85,000…

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