Noodle Bar Robber Pays Bill and Then Runs

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Japanese noodle-bar robber pays bill before getaway
03 November 2006

TOKYO: Police are looking for a robber who held up a noodle bar in western Japan then paid for his meal and waited for his change before making off.

The young man ate a bowl of "ramen" noodles and a side order of fried chicken at a restaurant in the city of Osaka then produced a knife and forced a waitress to hand over takings of 46,000 yen ($393), the Sports Nippon newspaper said.

When the woman demanded he pay for his meal, the robber gave her 1000 yen and waited for his 100 yen change before running away, the paper said.