Oct 3, 2017

Japan to put 3 Britons on int'l wanted list over 2015 jewelry heist

TOKYO - Three British men will be put on an international wanted list for their suspected involvement in a robbery netting over 100 million yen ($888,000) worth of jewelry from a central Tokyo shop in 2015, investigative sources said Tuesday.

The three suspects left Japan after the heist in Shibuya Ward in November 2015. The Metropolitan Police Department plans to obtain arrest warrants and seek their whereabouts through Interpol, the sources said.

Japan to put 3 Britons on int'l wanted list over 2015 jewelry heist photo

The three men are suspected of taking 46 pieces of jewelry such as rings and pendants after punching a male security guard at the jewelry store in the upscale Omotesando Hills commercial complex around 8:10 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2015, according to the sources.

When the trio entered the store, there were only two security guards on duty, the sources said.

The Tokyo police believe the three men belong to an international crime group, the sources said, adding they were identified through security camera footage and other information.




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