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Golden bathtub worth almost 1 million stolen from hotel

Bathtub made of pure goldA glittering bathtub made of pure gold worth nearly $1 million has been stolen from a resort hotel, an official said yesterday.

The round tub, worth $987,000, is made of 18-karat gold, measures 71 centimeters wide, 121 centimeters long and 65 centimeters high and weighs 176 pounds (80 kg). It has been a main feature of the hotel’s shared bathroom. Visitors can take a dip in the tub, but it is only available a few hours a day “for security reasons,” the hotel’s Web site said.

Someone apparently cut the chain attached to the door of a small section of the bathroom where the bathtub was placed, but not riveted, and made off with it.

“We have no witness information and there are no video cameras,” the official said.

Link & Image: Mainichi
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