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14-year-old boy arrested for robbing convenience store after threatening manager with metal bat


Police in Akishima, Tokyo, have arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of robbing a convenience store.

According to police, the boy entered the store at around 3:40 a.m. on Sept 5, Kyodo News reported. He threatened the 69-year-old manager with a metal baseball bat and demanded money. The manager said there was no money in the cash register, so the boy stole six packs of cigarettes worth 3,360 yen and left.

The manager was not hurt. No one else was in the store at the time. The boy discarded some of his clothing after he left the store.

Police said that prior to robbing the convenience store, the boy is believed to have used the bat to assault a man in his 30s. Street surveillance camera footage of that incident showed the assailant wearing the same clothes that the boy discarded outside the convenience store.

Police said the boy has admitted to assaulting the man and robbing the convenience store and quoted him as saying he wanted money for cigarettes and having fun.

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This kid needs some serious discipline.

13 ( +16 / -3 )

This kid needs some serious discipline.

Agreed. What on earth was he thinking? Mini hoodlum

7 ( +10 / -3 )

He is SO grounded.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

The little piece of trash needs the bat turned on him for a real lesson. Likely he doesn't have many brain cells to lose anyway.

Good for nothing loser.

I hope the innocent victims are OK.

1 ( +10 / -9 )

This kid is on his way to becoming a violent repeat offender a threat to society.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

Make him work for free at the conbini every weekend for a year. Toilet duty. Might even give him a sense of responsibility.

2 ( +7 / -5 )

The manager said there was no money in the cash register, so the boy stole six packs of cigarettes worth 3,360 yen and left.

since all the smokes are behind the counters, I’m guessing he just bullied his way in?

i don’t blame the worker. 900 yen an hour to get knocks on the head with a bat? Pass……go ahead young blood.

 the boy entered the store at around 3:40 a.m

great parenting……if he has any parents that is.

>  The boy discarded some of his clothing after he left the store.

this is the part that gets me and makes me SMH…..

why would anyone leave evidence and possibly DNA at the crime scene, voluntarily?!?

what’s the matter with this punk?

what did he leave? His little cute laced gloves? Maybe a pretty precious sweater his little boyfriend gave him?

who is this fool?

please post surveillance video or pics. We need a good laugh right about now.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Recently Jpn education has gotten very soft.

Not saying it needs to go back to corporal punishment (except perhaps in very extreme cases, where a student physically threatens an instructor thinking the instructor is too cowardly to do anything about it), just that now students are granted too much leeway and in some cases deliberately take advantage.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

What do the parents have to say for this?

1 ( +3 / -2 )

Further proof that things continue to deteriorate in Japan, as it has been going in many other countries. No longer is it the safe haven many think it is.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

This kid if left unchecked will probably develop a taste for crime and become a hardened thug once he's 18. Better set him straight early. I wonder what was his deal when he assaulted that pedestrian?

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Say sorry and return to school where they will continue to be a little git to their classmates and teachers despite the signs of a serious issue with violence

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

The parents will have to do dogeza.

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