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Man robs Tokyo convenience store at knifepoint

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A man robbed a convenience store at knifepoint in Tokyo on Friday morning.

According to police, the incident occurred at a FamilyMart store at around 3 a.m. in Adachi Ward, Kyodo News reported. Police said the man entered the store, picked up a shopping basket and proceeded to put items in it as if he were shopping.

When he reached the counter, the man pulled out a knife and threatened the cashier. He told him not to make a noise or he would kill him. He then demanded money from the cash register.

The cashier handed over 30,000 yen and the man left the store. There were no other customers in the store at the time and the employee was not injured.

The man is described as being in his late 50s or early 60s, about 170 cms tall, of medium build and was wearing a white raincoat over a black shirt. He also wore a face mask.

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Hope he really counts all those camera inside combini and on the street.

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The man is described as being in his late 50s or early 60s, about 170 cms tall, of medium build and was wearing a white raincoat over a black shirt. He also wore a face mask.

Just like about 35% of the population then.

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Since an article published in JT about a year ago claiming that convenience shops would keep cash, there has been significant increase the robbery of convenience shop. I had commented at the time that the article sounded like encouraging the robberies. Some of the facts should be stated like most people these days use electronic payments like suica or phone pay such as apple pay. So the convenience shops are not expected to hold much cash. It’s not worth robbing them.

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so face mask at least corona had no chance...responsible and rules obeying citizen/irony off/

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Another example of Japan's world famous omotenashi on display. What a fool, not only are there cameras everywhere in store but on the street also. Shouldn't be too long before this idiot is in the slammer.

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There it is: Adachi....is that Kita Senju ?

Just say: "Kita Senju".

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Thirty-thousand yen? He probably went directly to ABC Pachinko...!

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These must be desperate times

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Of course he masked. Today I saw a "wanted poster" and the man was in full white mask. Useless. They will never find him.

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Just like about 35% of the population then.

It said "about 170cm tall." That's like 0.1% tops, people that age here are short AF.

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So reassured he had on his mask and it was properly in place.

He really showed he is thinking of other people over his own health. Wonderful!

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John

Since an article published in JT about a year ago claiming that convenience shops would keep cash, there has been significant increase the robbery of convenience shop. I had commented at the time that the article sounded like encouraging the robberies. 

Riiiiiiight. Because many Japanese criminals go online to read the articles at Japan Today, an English-only website mainly for foreigners.

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