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Company exec kidnapped in Ginza and released in Chiba Prefecture

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Police are looking for three men who kidnapped a company executive on a street in Tokyo’s Ginza district on Tuesday. The victim was taken away in a minivan and released unharmed later in Chiba Prefecture.

According to police, at around 5 p.m., three men stopped the executive, who was riding a bicycle, sprayed a substance in his eyes and forced him into a white minivan, Fuji TV reported. He was released around 10 p.m. in a hotel parking lot in Urayasu City, Chiba Prefecture. He went to the nearest koban (police box).

Police said the victim told them he was blindfolded and that the kidnappers demanded money. Police did not say if the man paid his kidnappers any money.

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Ginza to Chiba. If he paid the money, it probably still have been cheaper than a Japanese Taxi.

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I am sure the kidnappers did not pick up a random man on a bicycle from Ginza to extort money.

Has to be a deal gone wrong!!

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Oh its a new business. I should not travel with my cash and credit cards. Very abunai ne.

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That's an actual business model in Brazil.

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Sounds like money laundering to me

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I know a few bar owner who have been taken for “a drive” here in Kobe to insure they cough up to the yaks.

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Police are looking for three men who kidnapped a company executive on a street in Tokyo’s Ginza district on Tuesday.

> Three men stopped the executive, who was riding a bicycle, 

Right. So, they randomly saw a guy on a bicycle and KNEW he was an executive? Talk about hitting the jackpot!

Either your suspects are employees within the same company or are BFF with the alleged victim.

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@shogun36 if they were BFF then they are dunces to carry out such a kidnapping- at first I thought the same, (thinking the Company "exec" wanted to self-promote his perceived worth) but when you think it though, they will have a high likelihood of being traced.

Probably some guys pissed off at an Apple Genius Bar employee, and decided to seek revenge by taking him for a ride....

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This is how things get done very quickly in the underworld.

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