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Convenience store in Tokyo robbed of ¥300,000

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A man robbed a convenience store of 300,000 yen in Tokyo’s Shibuya district on Sunday, police said.

According to police, the incident occurred at a FamilyMart store at around 2 a.m., Kyodo News reported. Police said the man came into the store and threatened a male employee with a knife.

The man ordered the employee, who is in his 20s, to put his hands up and then demanded money. The employee gave him the cash from the register and the man fled.

The employee, who was not hurt, immediately called 110. There were no customers in the store at the time.

The robber is described as being 30-35, of slim build, dressed all in black and was wearing a white face mask. The employee told police that he spoke broken Japanese.

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The robber is described as being 30-35, of slim build, dressed all in black and was wearing a white face mask. The employee told police that he spoke broken Japanese.

Before you all jump to the usual conclusions, and mention the "f" word, I'll put it out there that the perpetrator was most likely a drunk salaryman who was out of money and had missed the last train. Thus the broken Japanese and a mask.

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Seems it's so easy to rob convenience stores. Not much money, but this shows the rest of the would be robbers that it's money in the bank.

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What is broken Japanese ?

Foreigner, Yakuza, or drunk type ?

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Mysterious, how could he give the robber money from the cash register with all hands up?

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Roy Sophveason

"Mysterious, how could he give the robber money from the cash register with all hands up?"

Are you imagining a sketch comedy scene

Or a scene from a movie:

https://youtu.be/RCYtC1p6xbo?t=26

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The employee told police that he spoke broken Japanese.

I would think it would be pretty easy for a native Japanese to fake it, just to point the cops in the wrong direction.

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He spoke broken Japanese... Hmm where is the security camera? (CCTV)

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If I was a japanese robber I would make sure to speak in broken japanese to confuse the police and shift their focus to others

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The stores usually have a limit on how much cash is kept in the register.

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The robber is described as being 30-35, of slim build, dressed all in black and was wearing a white face mask. 

then it’s just a matter of time……

good to get specifics

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When I was working in regular retail, we weren't allowed to keep more than $500 cash in the register at a time. If it was estimated to be over $500, we would reset our initial float and the rest would go into the safe. Why are Japanese CONVENIENCE STORES at 2 AM keeping 300,000 yen in a single register? The easiest target for someone who lives in a country where 90% of people are still masking up every time they leave their house. Not only that, but claiming they "spoke broken Japanese" means that there will likely be another foreigner behind bars without evidence very soon.

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There’s been several reports of people using broken Japanese to rob places then turned out to be Japanese lol. Of course you won’t know until they catch them

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To promote the myth that non-Japanese people commit more crimes than Japanese (they don't)?

They watch certain non J's like a hawk in their stores. (hurry up & buy!) And their neighborhood bullies rely on this here land and "12" to back them up. But that game will eventually force a fold, worldwide.

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" There were no customers in the store at the time. The robber is described as being 30-35, of slim build, dressed all in black and was wearing a white face mask. The employee told police that he spoke broken Japanese."

oh here we go again with that ancient dog whistle, gas lighting DEFLECTION scheme, Dollars to doughnuts, probably was in on it.

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The perfect cover up for a crime, that puts most, if not all foreigners in the suspect category!

"The employee told police that he spoke broken Japanese"

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If I were to commit a crime using perfect Japanese, they would never suspect me.

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tora

Before you all jump to the usual conclusions, and mention the "f" word, I'll put it out there that the perpetrator was most likely a drunk salaryman who was out of money and had missed the last train. Thus the broken Japanese and a mask.

I do not know how you get to that claim. "Broken Japanese" and a "mask" are hardly the definition of a salaryman who was out of money and has missed the last train. There is no there there.

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