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Truck driver arrested for robbing post office in Gunma Pref

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Police in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, said Saturday they have arrested a 49-year-old man on suspicion of robbing a post office on Thursday.

Police said Fumi Aoki, who works as a truck driver, was arrested on Friday. They said he has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying he needed money to pay back debts, Sankei Shimbun reported.

Police said Aoki, who was identified through surveillance cameras footage, entered the post office at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday and threatened the clerk with a knife, demanding money.  After being handed 40,000 yen, he fled. No one was injured.

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For those who don't already know, every post office in Japan is also a bank.

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Risking years in jail just to get 400 bucks. People are getting desperate out there thanks to Abenomics.

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Risking years in jail just to get 400 bucks. People are getting desperate out there thanks to Abenomics.

How do you know this was due to Abenomics?

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IMO Japanese news hardly ever disclose the motive if determined. But some other websites like fuked gaigin.com discussion boards talk about truck drivers and their increasing meth use, and desperate attempts to support their habits which may or may not be the motive in this case. But whose to say that murder will strt to accompany these type robberies in the future?

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@JerseyDevil, its funny that you mentioned the "activities of truck drivers, and the blanket statement: "he needed money to pay back debts" What extremely urgent debts, requiring the breaking of the law?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3888602/

http://factsanddetails.com/japan/cat19/sub125/item663.html

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Strangerland - How do you know this was due to Abenomics?

How do you know it wasn’t?

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"How do you know it wasn’t?"

Because the onus to prove such an assertion rests with the proponent, i.e. with the Australian.

Basic Civil Law at work.

Strangerland is correct; you.....

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