£52,000 golden teacup stolen from Tokyo division retailer

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£52,000 golden teacup stolen from Tokyo division retailer

A golden teacup value greater than 10m yen (£52,100) has been stolen from a division retailer in Tokyo after being showcased in an unlocked field.

The teacup, fabricated from pure 24-carat gold, went lacking from an outlet of the Takashimaya chain, the place an array of gold gadgets on the market have been being displayed as a part of an occasion.

The stolen teacup was probably the most costly amongst greater than 1,000 items of teaware, tableware and artefacts on show, a spokesperson for the retailer informed Agence France-Presse.

“It was stored in an unlocked clear field on the time, so it could possibly be taken out simply for purchasers to take an in depth look,” they added.

Safety footage confirmed a person stowing the cup in his bag earlier than fleeing, native media reported. Police are investigating.

The show will proceed however Takashimaya will enhance safety, the spokesperson stated.

In December, Takashimaya officers have been left red-faced by a fiasco over £32 Christmas truffles.

Most of the strawberry-topped truffles, which have been offered on-line and have been speculated to be immaculately adorned, have been delivered to prospects so mangled that the retailer was compelled to publicly apologise and promise refunds.


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