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Gang robs pachinko parlor in Oita Prefecture

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A gang of men stole several million yen from a pachinko parlor in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, early Sunday.

According to police, an employee in his 20s had just locked up and was preparing to go home at 12:30 a.m. when he was accosted by a group of men at the back door, Sankei Shimbun reported. They forced him back inside, threatened him with a knife and demanded money.

The employee handed over several million from the office safe. The employee told police that the pachinko parlor had a lot of money in the safe because banks had been closed since Thursday.

The gang then fled. Police said the employee told them they were all dressed in black and wearing helmets or black face masks.

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people are still playing pachinko !?

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At least someone is making money..

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Some people have a second safe. One is for keeping the criminals satisfied.

would be cool to also have that tube system like they have in hotels.

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Hope police will catch them ASAP.

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The employee told police that the pachinko parlor had a lot of money in the safe because banks had been closed since Thursday.

Highly doubt that timing is a coincidence. They knew exactly when to strike for maximum impact.

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So he said!

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I don't want anyone thinking that this was an INSIDE job. Get the thought of an INSIDE job out of your head. Oh, one more thing..

INSIDE job!

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I know about Nakatsu its on the northern border of Ōita Prefecture in Kyushu, nice area, but like most places the have gangsters too.

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All pachinkos are subsidiaries of yaks and thangs. aka "yak gang"

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Time-locked safes for drops. This isn’t rocket science.

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I don't want anyone thinking that this was an INSIDE job. Get the thought of an INSIDE job out of your head. Oh, one more thing..

INSIDE job!

Go fetch them Sherlock !!..

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Night deposit boxes here are as available as post office boxes.

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Who know ex-staff ???

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Occams razor says inside job.

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A successfully canalized robbery like this one has at least the advantage that those gangs don’t threaten or even hurt or kill many normal people walking outside at night as it is usual in most other countries.

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Yaks are having a hard time these days so doing over a business you control is a pretty safe bet.

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All pachinkos are subsidiaries of yaks and thangs. aka "yak gang"

Not true. I have a zanichi Korean friend in Japan whose family runs a chain of pachinko parlors around the country amongst other normal business ventures. They are well off, but have zero affiliation with gangs.

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According to Redit:

"Korean general unions do shady business too and maybe have connections to yakuza but not really a yakuza itself, in the same way far right groups or cults religious groups are not yakuza.

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Why is a young 20 something kid locking up a gaming business by himself, especially when you as the owner KNOW there’s millions of yen inside? Should be hearing of a lot of Parlors being knocked over not just 1, so sounds like an inside job. Was me and I had a gang and I was gonna knock over a parlor because of said reasons stated, no banking available for several days??? Im knocking down as many as possible just sayin.

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