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Diamond worth 200 mil. yen stolen in Yokohama

Red lights of police cars. (Kyodo)

YOKOHAMA (Kyodo) -- A diamond with a market value of 200 million yen ($1.8 million) was stolen from a convention facility in Yokohama, near Tokyo, police said Thursday.

    The 50-carat loose diamond was on display as part of a jewelry exhibition at Pacifico Yokohama in the waterfront area of the city, according to the police.

    They said an employee of the company providing the diamond noticed around 6 p.m. that the stone was missing, with its showcase apparently unlocked.

    As the company said the diamond was in the showcase at around 5 p.m., the police believe it was stolen during the short period of time.

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