Akihabara Maid Cafe Robbed of Y130, 000

4 Nov

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Police on Monday that a maid cafe in Tokyo’s Akihabara district was robbed of 130, 000 Yen.

According to police reports, the robbery took place at 8:30 pm on Sunday night (November 3) at the MaiDreamin Café. According to the Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) , the police are saying the man who had stayed in the café under the guise of customer for over an hour, finally approached the cash register as though to pay his bill.  A surveillance camera captured images of the man pulling out a knife and grabbing the 25-year-old employee sales clerk by the collar. After forcing her to put all the money from the till into a bag, the man ran out the emergency exit.

The employee was shaken but unharmed. police said.

The suspect is said to be in his 20s, roughly 170 cm tall, and wearing a black suit and sunglasses.

Additional news report from ANN News on TV Asahi:

Maid café is a sub-category of costume play (cosplay) cafés. Maid cafés are a place where the servers (waitresses) are dressed in maid costumes and act as servants. The maids treat their customers as if they were masters or mistresses in their own private home. The first permanent maid café, Cure Maid Café, was established in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan in March 2001.

Source(s): Japan Today and News on Japan.

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