Company employee robbed of ¥10 mil


A 52-year-old company employee was robbed of 10 million yen on Saturday after two men sprayed a substance in his face as he entered a parking lot in Hashima, Gifu Prefecture.

According to local media reports, the incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. Police said the man, a transport company employee, told them he was about get into his parked car when two men suddenly approached him. One man sprayed a substance on his face that caused a burning sensation, while the other man stole two bags from him. The bags contained about 10 million yen in cash.

The two assailants got into a waiting car with another man at the wheel.

The parking lot is outside an apartment building where the victim lives. His wife called 110 to report the robbery.

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Anyone carrying around a 100,000$ is begging to get mugged.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

Are there no armored car services in Japan?

7 ( +9 / -2 )

Obvious inside job.

11 ( +14 / -3 )

Yeah, it’s hard to believe that these 2 fellows were mugging a random person. As for cash being carried around, I was once standing behind a person in the post-office, who took out 8 million yen out of his savings account for everybody else to hear and see, put it in a paper bag and walked out and nobody blinked an eye, so probably not unusual here.

11 ( +11 / -0 )

Why was he leaving his residence at 09:30 with 10,000.000 yen ?? Did he keep it with him over night at his apartment ?? And who would know he had that much money with him when he left his apartment - His wife ??

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Maybe he's in on it and played the part of the victim and will get his cut later on

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Was he actually robbed. The time and place seem a little odd. How would anybody know he was leaving his home at 9:30am on a Saturday and carrying a hundred grand? He was either in on the robbery or staged the whole thing to pocket the cash.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Why was he carrying this much cash? Seems fishy

2 ( +2 / -0 )

inside job!

6 ( +6 / -0 )

This was clearly a planned attack. No one has a waiting car and just happens to be attacking someone that has $100k on them. That means this guy regularly carries large amounts of cash on him and he has an easily exploitable pattern.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Naw, no, no, something does not sound right.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Start checking the thousands of surveillance cameras in the vicinity. Could be true, but sounds a bit suspect.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

JJ Jetplane - This was clearly a planned attack. No one has a waiting car and just happens to be attacking someone that has $100k on them. That means this guy regularly carries large amounts of cash on him and he has an easily exploitable pattern.

It doesn’t mean anything. There is no information he regularly carried large amounts of cash at 9:30 on a Saturday morning.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

"carrying around a 100,000$"

"someone that has $100k on them."

I very much doubt the 52-year-old company employee was carrying one hundred thousand American dollars.

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Why are you so naive?! Use banks, or hire bodyguards for such huge amounts.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

In this day and age of cards, why are businesses still carrying huge amounts of cash to the bank?

0 ( +0 / -0 )

@Do the hustle

So you believe that they just happened to be waiting outside of his home, and he just happened to be carrying ¥10,000,000 ($90k to $100k) on him on that particular day? So the people were going to rob any person that day and just had a getaway car waiting? You really think everything was just coincidence? People regulary employ wheelmen for random and basic muggings.


I am American so I just put a rough conversion of how much ¥10,000,000 is in $USD.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Inside job - these things always are. Nevertheless, the employee may not have been in on it.

Years ago I worked at service station which kept the week's taking in a safe which was unlocked with a key. Now, only the manager and assistant manager were allowed possession of the key, which was not normally a problem because usually either one or both were on site. However, on one occasion both were away, and this obviously posed the problem about what to do with the key.

As it transpired, the assistant manager decided to leave the key on site for the next shift to pick up (the store was security alarmed, so she figured this a safer solution than making one of the minions responsible for the key), and, lo and behold, during the night the site was burgled with the contents of the safe emptied. Thieves broke through one of the extractor fans at the back of the store, evaded the motion sensors, and grabbed the safe key from the office.

Later on the perps were apprehended and it turned out that they were former employees, and that coincidentally, one of their buddies had been working the last shift before the store closed the previous night. We suspected that he had noticed the key in the office and tipped of his buddies, though I don't think it was proven.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

thats a bit too much to carry around in big bags LUL

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Why on earth is it necessary to describe him as a ‘company employee’ in the headline? What’s wrong with just ‘man’?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

I wouldn't want to carry that much cash with me at any time. But if I had to, Japan is a pretty safe place to do it. The chances of a random robbery are pretty well zero, so if nobody knows I had the cash, I wouldn't be too worried.

Obviously, somebody knew he had the cash. Can't be too hard to narrow down suspects

1 ( +1 / -0 )

He lost 10 million yen, are they sure it just wasn't the employee not getting his annual raise?

Oh, wait. That's just me at my job, that's right.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

I don't think ¥10 million is really that much when you are making business. In London many times I had that kind of money to finalise a deal or make a contract over something. Once when I was in the Goldman Sachs office there was an open safe with hundreds of thousands. I asked what it was for. "petty cash".

2 ( +2 / -0 )

While not 10 million yen, it is not uncommon for folks to carry a lot of cash around in their wallets here and have you seen the armored car guys? Light vans with guys wearing sci-fi helmets and batons. Then there's the bank employees that travel from home to home delivering cash and taking care of transactions with just a black lock box on the back of their bikes. There is a level of trust here that is unparalleled anywhere on Earth. Thank goodness for Japan. Gives me hope.

It will be interesting to hear more details...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Thunk about it like this.

Yout work at a shop that closes late.

The banks are closed, as a manager, you take it home for deposit the following morning.

Many people do this and it is common for this type of mugging to occur, usually inside job or an employee tells the wrong person.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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