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Man uses rope to lower himself from building roof in Pokemon card theft

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of theft after he broke into a building in Ikebukuro and stole Pokemon trading cards and cash.

According to police, Kensuke Nakanishi, who works for an IT company, broke into a specialty store selling Pokemon trading cards and video games at around 5 a.m. on March 23, Fuji TV reported. Police said Nakanishi, who belonged to a rock climbing club when he was younger, attached a rope to the rooftop and scaled down to the store on the sixth floor, which was the top floor of the building.

After smashing a window, he stole about 300,000 yen in cash and 80 trading cards, including Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh!, worth approximately one million yen.

Police said Nakanishi, who was arrested on Monday after identifying him through street surveillance camera footage taken outside the building, has admitted to the allegation and quoted him as saying, “I thought I could sell the cards for a high price and I was in debt.”

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Mission Pokemon!

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Before smashing the window he said, "Pikachu, I see you!"

7 ( +9 / -2 )

This is a more interesting story than anything hollywood can come up with.

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" Man uses rope to lower himself from building roof in Pokemon card theft "

Just like in the movies! He used a rope!

4 ( +5 / -1 )

The problem I know have , to determine who is more stupid, that quickly caught robber or all the potential buyers, willing to pay about a million for some small cards with printed Pokémon pictures on it. lol

6 ( +8 / -2 )

You just can't make this up.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Being in debt will drive people over the edge, in his case literally.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Question. (English is ‘not so good’). - “attached a rope to the rooftop and scaled down to the store on the sixth floor, which was the top floor of the building.” How did he get on the roof?

7 ( +7 / -0 )

snowymountainhell

This is just a guess but he could have taken an elevator to the sixth floor and then the stairs to the roof.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Thank you @smartacus 6:09p. Next question. (English is ‘not so good’). - “...identifying him through street surveillance camera footage taken outside the building”, carrying what, repelling ropes and harness?

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Law enforcement, the military or special forces should recruit him.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

'Gotta catch 'em all!'

5 ( +5 / -0 )

The actual shocking part in this article: 1,000,000 ¥ Pokemon card?

Might be a good bet to invest in one of those industrial card printers.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Police said Nakanishi, who was arrested on Monday after identifying him through street surveillance camera footage taken outside the building, has admitted to the allegation and quoted him as saying, “I thought I could sell the cards for a high price and I was in debt.” What makes these dumb criminals think they can get away with the crimes they commit? Now day there are cameras everywhere, even in urinals. Ok Mr. Nakanishi you thought wrong now you have to pay a bigger debt!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

The absolute mad lad. I’m almost sorry he got caught! Would have made for a great TV movie

2 ( +2 / -0 )

"Gotta catch them all"

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I hear that Team Rocket, Danny Ocean and the Pink Panther are considering on recruiting him. I know this is a crime, but this is just a fun story to read. Thanks, JT!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Idiot. Was he at least wearing a mask or something to hide his face?

Hopefully he at least recorded his glass breaking stunt to post on social media later.

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