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Armed man robs Shinagawa post office of Y1 mil

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A man robbed a Shinagawa post office of one million yen on Monday afternoon, police said Tuesday.

According to police, the man approached a female employee, brandished what appeared to be a gun and demanded money. He fired a shot beore escaping on a bicycle with about one million yen in cash. Police said there were four employees and three customers inside the building at the time, but no one was injured.

Investigators found what appears to be a bullet hole in the ceiling just above the counter where the female employee was standing.

The suspect was described as being between 50 and 60 years of age and about 170 cm tall. He hid his face with a knit hat, and was wearing a white collared short-sleeve shirt and gray trousers.

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It appeared to be a gun that appeares to have caused a bullet hole in the roof. It appears that the person got away on a bicycle with what appears to be 1 million yen. It appears that his bike hauls has becuase it appears that he got away.

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Local media is reporting that it was a tourist from China on a runaway shopping spree. They apprehended him buying a JPY 900,000 yen Nikon camera at Bic Camera in Ginza. When asked why, he said that he wanted to buy something "Made in Japan".

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Pussy. I bet he's not so tough without his gun.

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1m yen!

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When asked why, he said that he wanted to buy something "Made in Japan".

LOL! He should have just stole the damn camera then.

American Bengoshi-san, thanks for the up date!

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lol getaway by bicycle. the cops still wouldn't be able to catch him.

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so how comes a Chinese tourist has a gun? Chinese mafia tourist maybe? the bike part is weak though...

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It still only appears to have been a bike until, apparently, being verified.

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this made my day, lolz.

escaped using a bicycle. wwww

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On a bicycle? I imagine carrying 1,000,000 yen in notes must be fairly bulky but would presumably fit nicely into the basket of a mama-chari.

Wait. A mama-chari aided this crime. I think we should ban them as soon as humanly possible with little to no consideration.

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SUPER OJICHAN-50-60 years of age ??? WoW !!! For a senior citizen he's going to have a good time at the pachinko or hostess bars tonight !!!!

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And to think that this crime could have been prevented if the J-Cops had checked his bicycle registration.

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1,000,000 yen is not bulky, S7ro9kGm3aQ

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1,000,000 yen is not bulky, S7ro9kGm3aQ

Lol. It's as bulky as a thin book

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1m yen in ichi-mans is precisely 1cm think

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Probably a toy cap gun.

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900,000 yen camera. Must be a really nice one. Some salesperson made a nice commission.

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LOL @ S7ro9kGm3aQ. I've carried half -500,000 yen- in my pocket once (had to pay in cash). It's not that difficult to fit twice that into your pockets. Or have you never seen that much money at one time?

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So, really, some finds is strange that a bicycle would be used in Tokyo as a getaway vehicle?

Seems to me a bike would be the i ideal vehicle.

Did you expect the guy to hop into a vintage Ford or Dodge, with driver, waiting just outside?

Do you guys realize that movies don't actually resemble real life all that much?

And a million yen couldn't be any bulkier than your average paperback novel.

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Sounds more to me like a convenient bust. A Chinese tourist with a gun...Right. Imagine;Poor guy used his hard earned, did indeed want to buy something made in Japan, arrested for buying a beaut camera, but the translator is no good...

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Bicultural - yes, but not only in other Asian currencies, where it's considerably bulkier.

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hate people who speaks ill of japaneses, specially those dumb enough to say "hai" when asked where they came from.

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And here I thought a bicycle is the worst possible getaway vehicle in Tokyo, considering that stopping bicycles is the main activity at the local koban...

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brandished what appeared to be a gun and demanded money. He fired a shot beore escaping

I think we can safely say it WAS a gun instead of appearing to be one.

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The suspect was described as being between 50 and 60 years of age and about 170 cm tall. He hid his face with a knit hat

How did they get that age estimate? Just looking at hands?

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There are on average of 3 Post Office robberies everyday in Japan. A pretty good percentage of them are caught by the cops, "hero citizens" and Post/bank staff. Ever see those orange balls behind the counter?? They are trained to throw those at robbers when they exit the building and their get-a-way bike, car..etc and get marked with dye to make identification easier. Its amazing to know quite a few robbers have been caught because of the dye splashed on their clothes and/or car/bike as they made a get-away. Post Office workers and Bank workers are taught passive resistence (moving slowly to get money, make excuse we need time to open the money box...etc.). This guy makes the news because he had a gun, which probably scared the crap out of everybody. He got the money fast and got away fast without the hassle.

There was one case a couple of years ago where a guy walked into a bank with a fire-extinguisher and walked out with over 20 million yen in cash.

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Now I see why there is a basket fitted at the front of the bicycles; it is large enough to carry all the robbed money.

Adding it was a e-bike, the electro motor supports a constant escape speed of 25 km/h.

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So, no molotovs this time around?

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