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Company president, employee beaten and robbed in Tokyo

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A 39-year-old company president and his 22-year-old employee were beaten by two men and robbed of about 200,000 yen in Tokyo, police said Wednesday.

According to police, the incident occurred as the men were walking along a street in Nishi-Shimbashi, Minato Ward, at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Fuji TV reported that two men approached them from behind, and attacked them with hammers, before making off with a bag containing about 200,000 yen.

Both victims sustained injuries to their heads and faces, police said, adding the attack took place just after the two men left their office.

The two assailants ran off and got into a taxi.

The incident occurred about 600 meters from JR Shimbashi Station.

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Wow. Shimbashi is a pretty huge station area, and I used to see a lot of antisocial types hanging around there, so I'm not too surprised

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the attack took place just after the two men left their office.

Something fishy here

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There's a huge police station in that vicinity, and the area always has lots of cops around. Something not right.

Anyway why have 200,000 in a bag unless it's mostly coin?

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Anyway why have 200,000 in a bag unless it's mostly coin?

Any of a million reasons. Could be that the president was well off and always carried lots of money. Could be a bank deposit that they were taking in. Could have been ____ (fill in the blank with anything).

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Nishi-Shimbashi is quite an upstate part of Shimbashi if im not mistaken and 200000 is not a lot of money to hammer someone for in broad daylight.

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Taxi as the getaway car. Smart move. You can count the haul without endangering other traffic. However, seeing that nearly all taxis in major cities nowadays have cameras pointed towards their clientele, it’s just a matter of time before these goons are apprehended.

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Sounds like an inside job. There are security cameras all over the place so I hope they catch them soon.

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Spent the money in a bar and then claimed that they were robbed, a few token slaps to each others' faces? Another possible scenario?

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yea.. i reckon spent a nice sum at kyaba for bonenkai and decided to writeoff as robbery

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The two assailants ran off and got into a taxi.

With all the cameras in Japan, consider these guys caught eventually.

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Anyway why have 200,000 in a bag unless it's mostly coin? Good point. Japanese news (Mainichi) says it was a wallet which makes a lot more sense.

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Hitting people in the head with a hammer is attempted murder. Hope they are caught.

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¥200,000 isn't even really that much. If I was going to commit aggravated robbery, I would be hoping to get more than that for sure.

As it comes to the end of the month, I start collecting what I'm owed. I keep the money in my business 'bag' and then take it to the bank. I don't find it strange that he was carrying ¥200,000 in a bag.

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As it comes to the end of the month, I start collecting what I'm owed. I keep the money in my business 'bag' and then take it to the bank. I don't find it strange that he was carrying ¥200,000 in a bag.

Seriously? Japanese companies still don't have direct deposit available to all employees??? With direct deposit I automatically get a debit card. Which works like a credit card except its money that I actually have in my bank account. I rarely carry cash with me at all.

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Company president, employee beaten and robbed in Tokyo

Um. Sounds painful and depressed. That was really a stroke of bad luck.

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Could be that the president was well off and always carried lots of money

¥200,000 is 2mm thick, and lots of Japanese routinely carry such amounts. Why the bag then?

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¥200,000 is 2mm thick, and lots of Japanese routinely carry such amounts. Why the bag then?

¥200,000 is a lot more than 2mm thick. As for why the bag, who knows. Maybe he keeps his wallet in his bag. Maybe he had it in an envelope to give to someone. Maybe ___ (fill in the blank).

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So why was he carrying that money as cash? Or maybe it doesn't show up on the bank account summary if he decides to go to a shady massage parlor or other illicit service? I rarely carry more than $10 usd worth of cash on me at any given time.

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The two assailants ran off and got into a taxi.

Just check CCTV then will get clue from there.

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Jesus Christ! with hammers...in broad bloody daylight! No wonder the worlds going to hell in a cart!

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