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7 men sent to prosecutors for stealing 200 Toyota and Lexus vehicles worth ¥700 million

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Police in Chiba, Ibaraki and Saitama prefectures have sent papers to prosecutors in a case involving seven men who stole hundreds of vehicles.

According to Chiba Prefectural Police, the car theft ring consisted of seven men aged between their 20s and 40s, Sankei Shimbun reported. The suspects are accused of stealing 232 cars from January 2018 to August 2020, targeting luxury automobiles in Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures.

Among the cars stolen were Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus, and Land Cruisers. The stolen vehicles were worth roughly 700 million yen.

The vehicles were stolen after midnight from household premises and parking lots.

The vehicles are believed to have been stored at an automobile demolition site called “Yard” in Ibaraki Prefecture. The suspects dismantled the vehicles and resold the auto parts, using the money to fund their extravagant lifestyle, police said.

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Gone in 60 seconds!

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gosh, that's close to 2 cars a week.... efficient..... should hire them to run the Covid-response effort.

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Sounds like a good Hollywood movie!

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Used the money to fund their extravagant lifestyle.

They took advantage of having to fund their extravagant lifestyle, slyly upon their society.

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7 men? Only 7 men. People working at the automobile demolition site must have been in on it, also garages buying the parts must have played a role

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The suspects dismantled the vehicles and resold the auto parts, using the money to fund their extravagant lifestyle, police said

Those 7 men could've opened an honest comapny based on salvaging old vehicles and could've made money the proper way!

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Toyota and Lexus vehicles........ fairly sure there is some inside information involved here, how to defeat the security systems, duplicate keys or remote controls.

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Just to mention.

A Japanese article reported they are all Japanese.

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Lexus are Toyotas, as Infiniti are Nissans...

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Lexus are Toyotas, as Infiniti are Nissans...

Technically, perhaps. But, they are distinct brands, just like Audi and Bentley are to VW, or Mini and Rolls-Royce are to BMW.

Would you post the same "akchully" comment about Bentley and VW or Rolls-Royce and BMW?

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Technically, perhaps. But, they are distinct brands, just like Audi and Bentley are to VW, or Mini and Rolls-Royce are to BMW.

Akchully you are confusing divisions with subsidiaries. Subsidiaries are separate legal entities, divisions exist within a company. Audi and Bentley are subsidiaries, Lexus and Infiniti are divisions, akchully.

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Similar rings operate in the U.S England Russia and more, this is typical of the so called Scrap Yard businesses.

The majority of the parts they stock are stolen and or bought from thieves.

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The suspects are accused of stealing 232 cars from January 2018 to August 2020 GREED, they should get the maximum penalty and the "YARD" should be shut down and FORCED to pay the full price for each vehicle stolen because they allowed these bums to continue fleecing hard working people to finance their crooked luxury life style.

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