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Man steals Y1 million from Chiba love hotel

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A man forced his way into a love hotel in Togane, Chiba Prefecture, on Monday morning and stole several days' worth of takings, amounting to over a million yen, police said.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. at a hotel in Togane. A 43-year-old hotel employee told investigators that the man brandished what she believed to be a handgun as he ordered her to take the cash out of the register, NTV reported.

Police say the employee was not injured in the attack.

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If the average charge is 6,000 yen (guessing) for a "rest", then that is 166 "rests over a few days. If a "rest" is two hours, and the hotel has 20 rooms, then each room would have been active for 16.6 hours. That is an efficient business! And why is the birth rate falling in Japan? (and why did I bother calculating all that!!!)

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It's good to see one sector of the economy is doing well. Keep it up!

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Sounds funny ! It is surprising why cashier was keeping several days' takings in her register, why she did not deposit in bank ?

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Smith, yes very old school. Togane is behind the times in many facets of life.

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the man brandished what she believed to be a handgun

Reminds me of Mae West's saucy quip. Was it a gun, or was he just happy to see all that cash?

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Several days worth of takings? Wow! That's alot of business being done in a couple of days. (^_^)

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Now That's what I call a "HOT-SHEET" Hotel!!

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unless the perp is overcome with guilt at his misdeed & gives himself up, I highly doubt the police in Chiba will EVER find this guy.

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"several days' worth of takings, amounting to over a million yen"

Can you imagine what several days' worth of takings are, at say, Tokyo Midtown's Ritz Carlton?

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it seems like a "shoot-and-run" caper to me.

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It's a good thing for the clerk that the gun didn't discharge unintentionally. It would have been painfully embarassing.

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clerk --> crook

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I hope they had CCTV cameras to record the face of the robber.

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Thats a lot of money, for several days business gained from people doing the business!

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1,000,000 that's about 22 happy customers/couples a day over a 3 day period (assuming they paid around 15,000 each for the pleasure)...

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I thought love hotels were about 80 - 120 dollars a stay? Depending on how long you stay for etc. SO going off the average of 100 dollars. Thats 120 people in 3 days using the Hotel (1,000,000 yen is $11,800 - $12,000). ... seems way to high... I think you're right tokyokawasaki.

Unless i stayed at a cheep one? haha.

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could have been an air-soft gun. Glad he didnt hurt her and glad she just let him take the money. Now for the police to catch the guy

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jessebaybay:

" Thats 120 people in 3 days using the Hotel (1,000,000 yen is $11,800 - $12,000). ... seems way to high. "

120 people in 3 days is absolutely not too high. With several dozen rooms and most people opting for short time stay ("rest") to the contrary, that would be on the low side. Of course, your assumed room rate is rather high, so there would be more customers, which makes more sense.

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what was the usual time of depositting prior to the robbery?

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@azpasha: Because this is "Safety Japan" When will folks learn that there is no such fairytale. Bad is everywhere!!

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gurukun:

" Several days worth of takings? Wow! That's alot of business being done in a couple of days "

Not suprising at all. Take a look at the rates the next time you pass by a love hotel, check the number of rooms, and do the math. It is a high cash flow business. On the other hand, they also have expenses that other businesses don´t´ have, like 24/7 instant room cleaning service.

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Patric Spoon:

" Paying by credit card? Obviously none of you have ever been to one :) "

What do you mean? The checkout machine happily accepted credit cards the last few times I went. Maybe you have not been to one in a metropolitan area?

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Money can't buy you love...even if its stolen from a love hotel!

Been to a few, actually, and all had a credit card swipe machine in the genkan

Okay, look. Regardless they are still going to be doing a lot of cash business for obvious reasons. Having a lot of cash at a love hotel proves nothing on the score of how they do business.

Even if were single, I still would not use my credit card there.

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Sound like an inside job.

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Yes. This kind of thing comes and goes.

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Christ $10,000 is a round of beers these days........Love hotels must be in a slump, with horny couples hesitant to hump.... Perhaps the cashier has another sneaky cranny where all the mad loot is cached away.**

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Paying by credit card? Obviously none of you have ever been to one :)

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Yeah, it always reads nice on the credit card statement accessible for the wife: 5,800 Yen at Dogenzaka Inn :)

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