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Long distance burglars

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Three Hong Kong men went to Japan to commit their crime and they almost succeeded. 


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Burglars jailed

HONGKONG: Three Hong Kong men were yesterday jailed for drilling their way into a shop in Tokyo where they stole watches and jewellery worth more than 60 million baht.

The trio took 163 watches and jewellery from the store in Tokyo’s Ginza district and then mailed the stolen goods back home to themselves.

The men used a pneumatic drill to bore a hole into the shop from a neighbouring property at night in January’s burglary, a tactic used in a series of similar unsolved burglaries in Japan.

The three were each sentenced to two years and 10 months in jail by a Hong Kong judge. dpa

burglar – someone who enters a building illegally in order to steal things (the crime is known as burglary) ผู้ร้ายย่องเบา, คนลักขโมยของ,
drill – to make a hole using a special tool called a drill เจาะ
pneumatic drill – a large noisy piece of equipment using compressed air or gas that used for breaking a road into small pieces or making a deep hole and which is held in both hands เครื่องเจาะ ซึ่งใช้กำลังอัดของอากาศ
bore – to make a deep hole in something hard เจาะ
tactic – a planned way of doing something ยุทธวิธี
unsolved – of a crime where the criminal has not been found
sentence – (of a court of law) to give a punishment ลงโทษ

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