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Precious metals shop in Tokyo robbed for 3rd time since December

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A precious metals shop in Tokyo’s Ginza district was robbed on Tuesday, the third time the store has been robbed since December.

According to police, a man entered the store at around 6:40 p.m. and threatened an employee with a knife, Kyodo News reported. He demanded cash and precious metals. He fled with necklaces, rings, precious metals and cash. At the time, three male employees were in the store but there were no customers.

Police said the man was wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

Police said the same store was robbed twice last December. Three men were arrested on suspicion of robbery in connection with those cases. They are believed to have been part of a gang recruited online by ringleaders in the Philippines, who have since been deported to Japan.

The same suspects are believed to be responsible for a series of robberies across Japan.

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So, how did they do this? In Ginza, there are always dudes at the front doors looking out to the passerby's in the event that someone wants to crash and take.

After a couple of times of getting robbed, why did they not take precautionary steps to avoid such an outcome?

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They are believed to have been part of a gang recruited online by ringleaders in the Philippines, who have since been deported to Japan.

So the ringleader already being detained but the crime still continue? So they haven't catch all of those people?

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inside job...

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Maybe they should try for more success and silence with non-precious metals then. lol

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Maybe they need a Robo-Rent-A-Cop?

Huge opportunity here for Honda.

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Shop owner may be robbing it for insurance claims

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Three male staff, one man with a knife. If they were robbed twice before, surely staff could of had pepper spray and stun guns?

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