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    Santa Cruz Sentinel - Associated Press
    "TOKYO (AP) -- A robber bored a hole through the wall of jewelry shop and walked off with about 200 luxury watches worth 300 million yen ($3.2 million) in Tokyo's upscale Ginza district, police said Saturday. Investigators discovered a 16 to 20 inch (40 to 50 centimeter) hole in one of the store's walls, said Shinya Watanabe, a spokesman for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police. Last February, 50 million yen ($540,000) in jewelry was stolen from another Ginza store through a hole in a concrete wall. Police said it was not clear whether the two thefts were linked, or if the thief entered the store to remove the watches. A security guard monitoring the store Friday afternoon did not notice anything unusual, Watanabe said. Police had no witnesses but were interviewing employees at neighboring stores for possible leads."