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Hiroshima cops: ¥85 million stolen from police station safe

Total of 85 million yen in cash was stolen from a safe in a police station in Hiroshima City
A total of 85 million yen in cash has gone missing from a safe at the Hiroshima-Chuo Police Station (NHK)

HIROSHIMA (TR) – Hiroshima Prefectural Police have launched an internal investigation over 85 million yen that has gone missing from a police station in Hiroshima City, reports NHK (May 10).

On Monday at around 8:00 p.m., a staff member in the accounting section on the first floor the Hiroshima-Chuo Police Station noticed that a total of 85.72 million yen in cash was missing from a safe. The money had been seized as evidence in a fraud case.

Police are treating the case as an inside job in which a staff member stole the money. Details of the case, such as whether the safe was locked and why a large amount of cash was on hand, were not revealed by police.

Hiromi Yamada, the vice-chief of the station, expressed regret over the incident. “I want the investigation to reveal the truth,” the vice-chief said.