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Man robs post office of Y1 mil after threatening to ignite gasoline

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A man robbed a post office of one million yen in Tokyo’s Ota Ward on Thursday after threatening to set fire to gasoline and kill everyone in the place.

According to police, the man, who was wearing a black cap and black jacket, entered the Omori Higashi-Nishi post office at around 2 p.m., Fuji TV reported. Police said the man handed a note to one of the women employees. The note said: “I have gasoline and a knife. If you make a noise or call out, I will ignite the gasoline and everyone here will be killed. Give me one million yen.”

Without saying a word, the man then left the post office with the money in a bag. None of the 10 staff and customers in the post office were injured.

Police said they are examining surveillance camera footage to try and identify the man.

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smooth and simple.

1 ( +5 / -4 )

"threatening to set fire to gasoline and kill everyone" domestic terrorism.

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Remember, Post Office = bank in Japan

3 ( +3 / -0 )

It was interested to read an NHK article that the robber used very polite Japanese language in the note he handed to the woman employee.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

I have gasoline, I have knife...uhhhh...

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

Very polite language...hmmm... fukuro ni okane irete onegaitashimasu... Itadakimasu... Shitsureshimasu... :D

0 ( +1 / -1 )

Ha-ha. And the robber said "100-man yen (one million yen) wo mottekitekudasai." :)

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"Police said they are examining surveillance camera footage to try and identify the man."

Good Job!

1 ( +2 / -1 )

The robber entered the post office with a canister of gasoline? I doubt it.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

"According to police, the man, who was wearing a black cap and black jacket"

OK, that narrows it down to about 90% of men in Japan....

2 ( +2 / -0 )

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