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Woman arrested for robbing store says she needed money for Christmas Eve date

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Police in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 24-year-old woman on suspicion of robbing a DVD and CD rental store on Dec 24.

Police said the woman, Misana Koyama, has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she needed the money for a date with her boyfriend on Christmas Eve.

According to police, Koyama entered the store — where she used to work part-time — at around 5 a.m. on Dec 24, Sankei Shimbun reported. She threatened the 41-year-old male employee with a knife and demanded money from the cash register. She then fled with about 125,000 yen.

Police said Koyama was identified through store surveillance camera footage.

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Her boyfriend now knows he should be careful when breaking up with her. Sometimes ghosting is not that bad.

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Hope the date was worth it Misana-chan! It might be your last for a while.

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What a dumb Broad ..... was your date with him really worth your freedom ?????

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I thought guys were supposed to pay.....

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She then fled with about 125,000 yen

That would make for one heck of a Christmas Eve date. She’s obviously not the sharpest tool in the shed though.

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Good woman! My dates never even attempt to pay!

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Police said the woman, Misana Koyama, has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she needed the money for a date with her boyfriend on Christmas Eve.

She then fled with about 125,000 yen.

I guess her boyfriend is not a cheap date...

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Move to a new apartment. Block her on all messaging apps.

If you value your safety, never contact her again.

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Not yet late girl, Valentine in a week u still have a time.

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Way to bring home the bacon girl! The location of this robbery should not be any surprise.

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Bonnie with no Clyde

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@Bintaro

There is no safer time to break up with her than while she is in prison.

In a way, I’m moved. She actually wanted to do something nice for her boyfriend and take him out.

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gee...that was gonna be a fairly expensive date eh!

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@Aly Rustom maybe the guy is some sort of mind-controlling ひも lol

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Though the woman needs to be punished and do some jail time, this is kinda sad.

Disappointed with all the sarcastic comments.

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cd and dvd rental store? those things still open? I thought the only ones survived are the porn variety?

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@Serrano

Being disappointed with the sarcastic comments. I believe those are a byproduct of her story or incorrect translations within the story.

She held up a store at knife point, a store where she used to work, a place where it would be easy to recognize her, and risk her own freedom because she wanted to take her boyfriend out on a date? Clearly that is not the reason. The seriousness of her crime alone speaks that there were other things at work here than what she is saying. Maybe she did; however, I think most people do not view it as the real reason behind her crime and because of that, it is much easier for us to make light of the situation.

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Wow, wish my ex felt that way about me.

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This woman is definitely a keeper!

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The most shocking thing for me in the story was that a DVD rental shop is making that much money still.

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A lot of crimes in Japan today. That is the reality, sadly.

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@descendent

Who are you to call her by -chan?

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There is likely more to the story- she was maybe drunk- she maybe had some grudge with the store owber- Its a sad story- her life should not be ruined by what was likely a rash decision. Amusing to read all the judgemental comments--We all make mistakes.

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> Police in Koshigaya, Saitama Prefecture, said Friday they have arrested a 24-year-old woman on suspicion of robbing a DVD and CD rental store on Dec 24.

Police said the woman, Misana Koyama, has admitted to the charge and quoted her as saying she needed the money for a date with her boyfriend on Christmas Eve.

According to police, Koyama entered the store — where she used to work part-time — at around 5 a.m. on Dec 24

Wow, this happened at 5 am? And the date was later that night? Talk about being well prepared.

By the way, that's a lot of 24s in the story.

I'm guessing because of the time of the robbery, the store was also opened for 24 hours a day?

and I'm the 24th comment!!!!! winning!

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I suspect this isn't the real reason; she may be afraid or ashamed to say the truth, she may have some grudges against her ex-workmates, etc. She may not have a real boyfriend for all we know... perhaps a hosto who's aiming to be number 1?

I should stop watching Ushijima the Loan Shark. LOL

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