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Man who tried to rob convenience store only had 100 yen at home

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Police have arrested a 33-year-old man on suspicion of attempted robbery of a convenience store in Tokyo's Adachi Ward.

According to police, the suspect, identified as Daisuke Morita, entered the Mini Stop convenience store at Takenotsuka on Jan 13 and threatened the 16-year-old girl behind the counter with a knife. TV Asahi reported that he demanded money from the cash register. However, the girl ran into the back office and locked the door, and Morita left the store empty-handed.

Police said they identified Morita through store surveillance camera footage. They also received a tip-off from someone who said Morita had claimed to have robbed a convenience store.

Morita, who has been unemployed since last June, was arrested at his apartment. Police said there was only 100 yen in the apartment at the time. Police quoted him as saying he needed money to live and are questioning him about other convenience store robberies.

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Poor man , 33 years old and never try to find job ...!!

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Not homeless and having hundred yen in cash, not bad (!)

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Abenomics in action.

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I think not being homeless is good but how was he supposed to buy food with only 100 yen. He may have tried to find work but was not successful...well, he will get food now...in jail :( but he may lose his home now too, so when he gets out, he will have no place to go. He will not be able to pay rent and that may be why he tried to rob a place.

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Meanwhile Japan sits on mountains of unused, depreciating cash.

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They also received a tip-off from someone who said Morita had claimed to have robbed a convenience store.

Maybe he should have invested that money in having a brain.

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At least now he'll get free food in prison.

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There are plenty of jobs out there, may not be glorified work but I'm sure it'll put food on the table.

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Poor man, 33 years old is a death sentence if your looking for a good paying job In Japan. Japanese culture and business style is simple. Get out of college at 23-24 years old, apply to company, join company, wear company uniform, arrive at work at 8 am, do exercise, sit down at desk, open day calendar, listen to manager explain yesterday's end of business, tell employees what they will do today, get ocha, drink ocha, look at all paperwork, look busy all day long even if you are all caught up on work, sit patiently until your boss is bored enough to call it a day and leaves giving you the opportunity to do the same, take bus/train to home neighborhood, enter home, eat dinner by himself, drink alcohol and smoke a bunch of mild sevens, take shower, climb under covers in his futon, pass out, wake up hungover, get dressed and do the same boring routine over and over until he retires or dies first. Being penniless drives a man into a corner and a cornered man or animal is dangerous. Dont judge him by his age or financial situation, how about giving him a job and make his miserable situation a positive situation.

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bullshit on anything to do with abenomics, there is huge shortage or labor workers in Japan. If a person is a lazy idiot or too stupid or proud to go and do some hand work and instead rather rob someone - it is his own fault and he should be locked away and put into hard working conditions to benefit society.

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"There, but for the grace of God, go I"

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No excuse. Any job, no matter how low, is better than mugging. If you ultimately can't get a job, begging is still better than stealing.

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Great post, Hawkeye!! 100% agree!

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But he does not want to work, He just wanted to rob so that he can play pachinko? There are many construction labor jobs that subcontractors have been complaining they can not get laborers. Contractors complain they need more workers to finish for Tokyo Olympics. Sub contractors front of offices, there are many wanna job people are lining up in the morning. They don't need resume or uniform, Cheap tika tabi instead of shoes. The end of the day, they get paid. Better than robbing stores. Honest works. In Japan, there are many subcontractors who started from such laborers.

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