Woman robbed inside elevator in Yokohama


A 29-year-old woman was robbed by a man who got into an elevator with her at her apartment building in Yokohama on Sunday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 12:40 a.m. at the apartment building in Minami Ward. The woman told police she entered the elevator and a man whom she did not know followed her in, Sankei Shimbun reported. When the elevator doors closed, the man pulled out a knife and demanded the woman give him money.

The woman handed over 23,000 yen and the man got off the elevator at the next floor. The woman was not injured.

Police said the man is believed to be in his 20s and about 170 cm tall. He was wearing a black sweatsuit, black cap and sunglasses.

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No good. This makes it bad for everyone even though it may be an isolated case. Probably followed her from an ATM machine.

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Most elevators have cams

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Why not just say "I don't have any cash on me, dude. Sorry."

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sunglasses at 12:45am was probably your first clue he has bad intentions

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Should be easy enough to track him down.

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It is truly getting more hairier out there, even elevators are not safe from random and violent crime.

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Start coughing?

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this is why i take the stairs as much as i can.

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