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Man arrested for attempted robbery of convenience store in Sendai

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Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefectures have arrested a 23-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of attempting to rob a convenience store at knife point.

According to police, Kanta Sasaki entered the convenience store near his home at around 5 p.m. on Sept 17, Kyodo News reported. He brandished a knife and allegedly demanded that the male employee at the cash register hand over money. When the employee refused Sasaki’s demand by claiming “the manager was not present,” he fled the store empty-handed.

Police said they identified Sasaki after an analysis of store surveillance camera footage.  They said he has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he needed money for living expenses.

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When the employee refused Sasaki’s demand by claiming “the manager was not present,” he fled the store empty-handed.

So both men agreed such a serious transaction as robbery couldn't be carried out without a manager.

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Lol, “The manager isn’t here”

Yeah, that one would work in LA or Miami, I’m sure.

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Wow. Just say you don't have access to the money or that the manager isn't around. Yet it worked on this chump. All that's he need to tell him. Unbelievable.

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This is why Japan is the safest country in the world, apart fro Butan.

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Why not ask for a time to return when the manager will be available? Rookie mistake.

On a side note, a lot of fast food and convenient store employees seem to lack any common sense when it comes to money protection and cash control.

I’ve lost track of the amount of times I’ve seen an employee standing at a register, in front of customers (strangers), holding, counting, and flashing anywhere from 50k-500k while being completely oblivious to the fact that anyone who wanted to rob them would at that moment have prime opportunity to do so.

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