Man Allegedly Stole Nearly $20,000 Worth Of Duel Masters Cards, Gets Arrested

A 33-year-old man has been arrested by the Tokyo police after he allegedly stole 34 Duel Masters cards worth 1.5 million yen ($19,764).

Asahi Shimbun reports that on July 18 at around 5:20 a.m. JST, suspect Kenshi Oba allegedly scaled construction scaffolding and broke into the second floor of a card shop. No staff members were in the shop at the time.

The shop’s showcase was smashed and Oba is accused of stealing 34 Duel Masters cards, which were later resold.

According to Asahi Shimbun, security cameras reportedly filmed the suspect near the crime scene. Oba has since confessed, saying he needed money to pay back a friend.


    Wait? It's still a thing?

    I thought it was a failed Yu-Gi-Oh clone that crashed and burned spectacularly fast.

      Nah it was nowhere near a Yu-Gi-Oh Clone, it was more like MtG. Sure it wasn't as popular as Yu-Gi-Oh but still there were people who loved it.
      It only got shut down in US. It is still a top TCG in Japan and new cards are available in Asia & Europe.

        Yep, it's pretty much MtG lite. IIRC Mark Rosewater had a hand in creating it.

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