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Pizza Hut store manager, 3 others arrested for robbing store

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Police have arrested four men over the robbery of a Pizza Hut delivery store in Tokyo in May. One of the suspects is also the store manager.

The suspects were identified as Chihiro Masunari, 27, the store manager, Kaoru Takahashi, 29, who is unemployed, Mifumi Suzuki, 24, whose occupation is unknown, and a Chinese national, 25.

One employee was injured in the robbery which occurred at around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday May 1 at the store in Fukugawa, Koto Ward. Masunari and the 28-year-old deputy store manager were on duty at the time, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said two other employees were sent out on fake orders by Masunari.

According to police, Takahashi entered the store and hit the deputy general manager with an iron bar, breaking his arm. When Masunari came out from the back office, Takahashi threatened him with a knife and demanded money. Masunari handed over about 1.4 million yen from the safe and Takahashi fled.

The money was the proceeds from a three-day holiday weekend.

Police said the robbery was masterminded by Masunari who also feigned a head injury during the robbery.

Police identified Takahashi through street surveillance camera footage and learned that he had been in phone contact with Masunari before and after the robbery.

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I think one of our posters (not me) said this was probably an inside job

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So much for a MASTERMIND interns if planning and execution of this robbery

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I think Masunari must have had a head injury BEFORE the robbery. What an idiot.

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idiots.

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1.4 million yen at a Pizza Hut?! Lesson learned...

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Brilliant plan, fellas. Even the Keystone Cops couldn't screw up catching you morons.

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Each person would have got just Y350000 each for this robbery, which I guess is similar to what the store manager earned in a month. Why on earth would you bother?

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Each person would have got just Y350000 each for this robbery, which I guess is similar to what the store manager earned in a month.

You think the store manager of a Pizza Hut in Japan earns Y350,000 per month?! Dream on.

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"Police said the robbery was masterminded by Masunari who also feigned a head injury"

LOL. Why am I thinking about the movie "Fargo"?

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Each person would have got just Y350000 each for this robbery, which I guess is similar to what the store manager earned in a month. Why on earth would you bother?

Very good point. 1.4M doesn't seem to be worth it even for those with a criminal bent of mind.

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KFC / Pizza Hut manager and area manager salaries in Japan (from a job posting that ended sometime between May 31, 2013 and now; an area manager 'oversees four to six stores'):

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=https://doda.jp/z/job/3000692015/&prev=search

Salary example

Annual income 4.5 million yen / monthly salary 310,000 yen + bonus + various allowances (manager / 27 years / 3 years)

Annual income 5.8 million yen / monthly salary 410,000 yen + bonus + various allowances (Area Manager / 40 years / 18 years)

bonus Biannually

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What in the world made this boffin think he could get away with it? It only took the cops four months to put two and two together. (Roll eyes)

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High risk low reward is never a plan.

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I would say buffoon over boffin . I wonder who or what cracked the case?

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His occupation is ROBBER how can his occupation be unknown?

Mifumi Suzuki, 24, whose occupation is unknown, and a Chinese national, 25.

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He is obviously a bit of a thick crust.

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One of the robbers snitched the others for a lighter sentence. It is easy to get a confession with offering a light sentence.

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"Police identified Takahashi through street surveillance camera footage and learned that he had been in phone contact with Masunari before and after the robbery. " HOW??? regarding the last line....

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Didn't any of the employees recognize their manager? Why would a manager rob his own store when embezzlement would have gotten him greater rewards without the need for an accomplice (or more) or violence?

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Didn't any of the employees recognize their manager?

I would imagine that seeing as, according to the article above that you theoretically have read, he was working in the store and assisted the robbery as an insider, your question doesn't make sense.

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Strangerland,

You are correct; I totally misread that.

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We've all done it.

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Misread articles that is.

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These are men? They all sound like women's names....

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