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Man arrested for robbing convenience store on New Year’s Eve

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 25-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of robbing a convenience store in Chofu on Dec 31.

According to police, the suspect, Shota Miyazawa, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he needed money because he had no income.

Police said Miyazawa, who lives in Kokubunji, Tokyo, walked into a FamilyMart store at around 3:30 a.m., pretending to be a customer and browsed for a few minutes, Fuji TV reported. He approached the counter and threatened the 55-year-old male employee with a knife, handing him a note which read: “Put the money from the cash register in a plastic bag.”

He then fled from the store with about 200,000 yen. The employee was not hurt. No other customers were in the store at the time.

Police said Miyazawa was identified through store and street surveillance camera footage.

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For a tiny $2000, this dropkick now will be in jail for about 10 years, have a permanent criminal record, and never be able to get any regular job for life. Loser.

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Maybe he should have just picked up a job application instead.

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"He approached the counter and threatened the 55-year-old male employee with a knife, handing him a note which read: “Put the money from the cash register in a plastic bag.”

hmm...been watched, but never did anything.

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For a tiny $2000, this dropkick now will be in jail for about 10 years

$2000 is not tiny when you have no money and are desperate. I find it harder to explain people who have money and commit crimes to make even more. What's their excuse? They are the real losers.

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