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Pachinko parlor robber gets away with Y2.1 mil


A man stole 2.1 million yen at knifepoint from a pachinko parlor in Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Sunday.

According to police, a 66-year-old woman part-time employee was preparing to open the door to the pachinko prize exchange office at around 9:30 a.m. when a man suddenly appeared and threatened her with a knife, TV Asahi reported. The woman told police he demanded money or he would kill her.

Police said the frightened woman took a bag containing 2.1 million yen from the safe and handed it to the assailant before he got on his bike and rode away. The woman was unharmed.

The suspect is estimated to be between 20 and 30 years of age, approximately 170 cm tall, and was wearing a black jacket at the time of the robbery.

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I'm just glad the woman wasn't injured.

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pachinko prize exchange office = Legal gambling

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What a coward to steal from an old lady. Thankfully, she is okay.

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Apart from a tough guy, I can't really blame the old woman for giving up the bag containing 2.1 million yen to defend herself from this cowardly attack. Yes, she's alive. That's all that matters.

That said, I think the employer should hire a grim-looking man or two, as funds permit...

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Most companies actually instruct employees to be submissive to robbers, it is not their job to protect the money. The police will investigate and probably track down the guy. It may take some time but he will be caught, the lady was probably doing her job just right when she gave the money.

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I bet the robber spends it all within a few weeks and goes on another robbery. Oh, how I hope the robber is caught.

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Must be checking surveykance video now. Hope one copy woll be given to the parlar's protectiom organization to get money back beside the criminal who did attempted murder and grand robbery.

Money handling positions use more females because they don't have sticky fingers and they can count and cimpute or use computers better.

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Economy slow. ¥ tight. Easy score. An unemployed chimpira (punk). Hope he gets caught. Check the next nearest pachinko, he's prob there playing slots or MAX-

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For his sake I hope that the police catch him first.

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When i go to japan, everyone is so polite and peaceful, I guess I forget this kind of this happens, than again I have been there over 10 times and yet I still have not felt an earth quake. Maybe one day

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Money bag. Acturally money case. I don;t know how this parlar do but you can open if you have combination. Unlikely insider job as wives of owners and wives of high level employees operate money exchange business. It will be difficult to open money cases. Need pistol to shoot out comb system opener. These prize giving exchange business are not considered gambling in Japan. There are legal gambling in Japan. Horse race, Bicycke race boat race.

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When i go to japan, everyone is so polite and peaceful

Everyone but those pachinko junkies! Look at their eyes... Haha...

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hmm someone is having a shopping spree

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@Harry_GattoFEB. 23, 2015 - 10:57PM JST For his sake I hope that the police catch him first


You are very realistic.

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Do not cry over spilled water. Dishonorably earned money gets disposed dishonorably.

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"Pachinko parlor robber gets away with Y2.1 mil..."

And then promptly loses it at the track.

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