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Convenience store in Nara Prefecture robbed by knife-wielding man


A knife-wielding man robbed a convenience store in Tenri, Nara Prefecture, of between 70,000 and 80,000 yen on Sunday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. at a FamilyMart store. Local media quoted police as saying that a man went to the counter and brandished a knife at the store manager, motioning him to open the cash register.

The man, who said nothing the whole time, took the money and fled on a bicycle.

The manager was not injured and there was no one else in the store at the time, police said.

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Pepper spray should be made legal for stores only as a measure of protection in cases like this!

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Overall, still a safe country compared to some others.

Would much rather be looking down the blade of a knife instead of the barrel of a gun.


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I am not surprised that a convenience shop was robbed. It is common for this type shops holding cash to be targeted, which is common in most of the countries.

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It is a shock that this kind of thing could occur in Japan. I thought Japan like Taiwan has one or the lowered violent crime rates globally.

I feel like if we go back to the 1980s, this kind of thing was unheard of in Japan.

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It must be easy to find this chap. If he was on a bicycle he must like relatively local

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