Fake police steal gold worth $5M
Thieves posing as police officers walked off with more than $5 million of gold after telling a group of men simply to hand it over, Japanese media reported on Wednesday. The fake cops stopped the group and demanded briefcases that contained the yellow metal, telling them: “We know it’s smuggled,” the Asahi Shimbun reported. Apparently taken in by the disguise, the victims gave the pretend police what they asked for and watched as they drove off. The heist, in Fukuoka, happened as the men were on their way to sell the morethan 100 kilogram of gold.