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A smashed showcase window is pictured on August 16, 2013 at the "Palais de la Mediterranee" hotel in Nice, French Riviera, after two armed men robbed luxury watches permanently displayed in two showcases of the hotel lobby. AFP PHOTO / JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET (Photo credit should read JEAN CHRISTOPHE MAGNENET/AFP/Getty Images)

Authorities in Japan have reported that luxury watches worth $6.3m (¥43m) have been stolen.

Reports speculate that around 60 watches were taken early on Monday morning from a store in Kumamoto City.

According to a report from Japan Today, local police said the stolen timepieces included high end brands like Rolex.

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The article goes on to describe how the security alarm went off at 5:30am which prompted the security company to notify police.

The watches are said to have been stolen from showcases in the basement floor of the store after a a small window in a back room had been broken.

Staff said all was in order when the store closed at 8pm on Sunday.

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