Man Allegedly Stole $13,900 Worth of Duel Masters Cards, Gets Arrested

Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

A 33-year-old man has been arrested by the Tokyo police after he allegedly stole 34 Duel Masters cards worth 1.5 million yen ($13,907).

Asahi Shimbun reports that on July 18 at around 5:20 a.m., suspect Kenshi Oba allegedly scaled construction scaffolding and broke into the second floor of a card shop. No staff members were in the shop at the time.

Advertisement

The shop’s showcase was smashed, and Oba is accused of stealing 34 Duel Masters cards, which were later resold.

According to Asahi Shimbun, security cameras reportedly filmed the suspect near the crime scene. Oba has since confessed, saying he needed money to pay back a friend.

Share This Story

About the author

Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.