3 men use stun gun in ¥500,000 robbery


Police are searching for three men who attacked another man with a stun gun and then stole a paper bag containing 500,000 yen in cash as he walked along a street in Tokyo’s Shinjuku Ward.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday in Nishi-Shinjuku. The victim, in his 70s, called 110 to report he had been hit with a stun gun and robbed.

A witness said two men approached the victim from behind and one of them pressed the stun gun against his back, Sankei Shimbun reported. After assaulting him, the thieves took the bag of cash and fled in a car driven by a third man. The victim grabbed the car door handle but let go and fell down.

The man was taken to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Police are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the car.

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Who walks around with half a million yen in a bag? Was this guy going from business to the bank?

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That's a hair under 166,667 yen each, and for that, they'll fear arrest for years.

Darwin award.

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And again how did they know he was carrying that around? I think I've read a similar story before somewhere...

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How did they know he was carrying so much money? Did they follow him from an ATM or were they aware he would be carrying that much cash? Seems a little suss to me. Assault and robbery for 5 grand does not seem worth it. There is more to this scenario.

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I knew someone who worked for a jewelry shop, boss was carrying a bag full of jewels on the shinkansen he 'fell asleep' and he woke up it was gone.

Everyone believes the whole thing was planned.

This sounds like a similar play.

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Paper bag ?! Oh... kay......

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