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64-year-old man in blond wig nabbed for robbing cake store

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Police said Monday they have arrested a 64-year-old man for allegedly robbing a cake shop of 750,000 yen in Tokyo's Setagaya Ward.

According to Sankei Shimbun, the suspect, identified as Hiroshi Sugiyama, came into the shop in Sakuragaoka at about 6:45 p.m. on Sunday night. He was wearing a blond wig, cap and sunglasses.

Sugiyama threatened the staff with a survival knife and demanded money. As he was leaving the store with 750,000 yen, three employees chased him and subdued him outside the store, TV Asahi reported. One employee suffered a cut to his finger in the melee.

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What the heck in tarnation was he thinking! Everybody knows that those blonde Marylin Monroe wigs have been out of style here in Tokyo for at least 6 months! The nerve!

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gaijin wannabe

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750,000 yen is a lot of cash for a cake store to have. What sort of cakes are they selling?

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"750,000 yen is a lot of cash for a cake store to have. What sort of cakes are they selling"?

Those really pretty high priced one I would guess.

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Stupid...hence the blonde wig?

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Sometimes, I just LOVE Japan! I really do!

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This should be for the picture of the day. Maybe he could not out run the store employees because of the pumps I assume he was wearing.

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I love this country! Only in Japan!

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There are some really crazy fools there!! This dumb idiot fool wearing the blonde wig is lucky he did not hurt or kill somebody for this $$$$!!! A few years ago a young conbini worker was stabbed to death in Tokyo station over a lousy onigiri!!!!

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With the cost of cakes here, I thought it was the cake shops which are doing the robbing?

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Maybe the old boy wanted to Turn the Tables on those Pimped Out,Way-overpriced Bakeries!

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This is the famous VOILA cake shop in Sakuragaoka. Having 750,000 YEN is probably not unusual for this shop. A typical 400 YEN cake can be bought here for 250 - 350 YEN at reasonable prices.

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He must have been desperate!

BTW, I tought he went to Fujiya, they usually sell a lot of cakes and other food to have that much cash, but the place was some shop called "Voila". I guess it is one of the shops where even the water is 200-300 yen.

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That is bunch of energetic cake shop employees! I guess he thought a cake shop is an easy target.

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Who says gun control laws don't work?

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a cut to his finger in the melee..... that is hilarious. Not sure if u can call it a melee then

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He must have thought stealing from those employees would be a piece of cake. Well they weren't about to let him have his cake and eat it too. But in reading this story, I must say the blond wig tidbit was the icing on the cake. OK I'm done.

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aww no picture?

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I can't understand why anyone would rob a cakeshop and not even take 1 cake. How dumb is that?

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Okay, I give, where are the puns?

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Sorry Foxie, but everybody you CAN'T have your CAKE and EAT it TOO! hahaha!

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Errm, seen funny stuff on JT but this one takes the cake.

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750,000 yen is too much for a cake shop to have, ha ha!

I do have one question, the employees gave the guy the money, then chased him and subdued him? He still had the knife, right? Why did they give him the money in the first place if they were going to physically try to stop him?

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When the robbery occurred, there were two customers and ten employees. This stupid ass must have thought it was a piece of cake. He won't be eating any cakes for a while. The three that chased him were males.

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You can't have your cake and eat it too!

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The guy didn't think for a second his wig might make him stand out?

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hahahahahaha. this is really funny.

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cant really blame the poor guy, probably just getting some payback for the robbery these cake shops charge.

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WOW that cake shop was doing business!!! Good on the 3 guys who got him!!

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