US$65,000 pure gold teacup stolen from Japan store found


The pure gold chawan was found at a shop in Taito Ward in Tokyo. - TOKYO METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

TOKYO: A pure gold chawan or teacup, valued at about ¥10 million (US$65,000 - RM310,000) and stolen from an exhibition and sale at Tokyo’s Nihombashi Takashimaya Shopping Centre on April 11, has been found.

According to police it was found at a cash-for-gold shop in Tokyo on April 15, after a man in his 30s was arrested on April 13 on suspicion of the theft of the cup.

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Before he was arrested, the man sold the cup to a shop in Tokyo’s Koto Ward for ¥1.8 million.

When police was searching for the whereabouts of the cup, they found it at the shop in Taito Ward, where the cup had been resold. - The Japan News/ANN

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