Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Monkey Suit Robber Caught!

so, eh...no bananas?

A jobless man has been arrested for attempting to rob a convenience store here last month while dressed in a monkey suit, police said.

Investigators traced down Takashi Ishimitsu, 31, of Yokkaichi, after a local resident reported having spotted a man dressed in a similar costume.

At around 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 25, Ishimitsu, dressed in a monkey suit, sneaked into the Lawson convenience store's Yokkaichi Hinaga-Nishi outlet, threatened a 26-year-old employee with a knife and demanded money, local police said.

The employee immediately went into the store's office to alert the manager. However, the robber had disappeared before the manager came out. Nobody was injured in the incident and no money was stolen, according to investigators.

Story here.

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