On May 8, 2023, a high-end watch specialty store in Ginza, Tokyo was targeted by a group of three men who forcibly entered the premises.
They stole over 100 watches, amounting to approximately 100 million yen in value. The incident has attracted significant attention.
Since it was still daylight and there were many people around, the footage of the incident has been widely circulated on social media.
The robbers have been apprehended one after another, and with the widespread use of social media, the footage of the incident has already been rapidly circulated.
Three Men Commit Robbery at a High-end Watch Store in Ginza Japan in broad daylight
On May 8, 2023, at around 6:15 PM, A group of three men forcibly entered the luxury watch store “Quark Ginza 888” in Ginza, Tokyo, specializing in Rolex watches. They stole over 100 watches and escaped in a car.
— Ray’s Tube (@raystube) May 8, 2023
As you can see, there were many people around.
Three men wearing masks, boldly committing a insane robbery! It makes you think as if it’s a movie shooting of some sort…
— 𝓞𝓶𝓸𝓬𝓱𝓲 (@ib_kiri) May 8, 2023
The male rubbery threatened the staff members present with knife saying “Get down. I’ll kill you.”
They smashed the showcases with a crowbar and packed over 100 watches into bags. They then fled in a van that was parked in front of the store.
— にぽ (@ysM2Mr5paW2FeKB) May 8, 2023
The Moment When the Robbery Suspects Are Being Apprehended One After Another Is Being Widely Circulated on Social Media.
The van was found approximately 3 kilometers away in Akasaka, Minato Ward in Tokyo. The footage shows the suspects fleeing into an apartment building and the pursuing police officers.
— TikTokの痛い人たち (@itaiTikTok) May 8, 2023
It feels like watching a scene from a movie, doesn’t it?
One of the other robbers was apprehended while trying to escape by scaling a wall.
— 事件速報 (@tokyoaccident) May 8, 2023
The Japanese police are incredible. The rapid spread on social media is also impressive!