Pokemon card robbery allegations become national news in Japan

In Japan, there are convenience stores like Seven-Eleven all over the country.

This Seven-Eleven was the scene of the incident.
screenshot: TBS

Most people desperately wanting a Pokemon card wait in line on the internet or pay a premium price, but sometimes there are unfortunate exceptions.

In Japan, a 25-year-old man in Hiroshima has been accused of attacking a college student when he left Seven-Eleven with a newly purchased box. Pokemon card.Mainstream national media including Nippon TV, FNN, When TBS, Covering the case.

By 6 am this morning, numerous police were on the scene and gathering evidence. The press has also appeared.

The card went on sale at midnight and the incident allegedly happened at 3:30 am. The victim left Seven-Eleven and had a 150-count card box. The price is 4,950 yen ($ 45), but it doubles online. Victims were hit on the face many times as they were on the road away from convenience stores.

The suspect is said to have subsequently escaped in a small car.

according to FNN, Authorities believe the suspect moved from place to place, but only found sold-out cards. This is not uncommon in recent new sets. The suspect has confessed to the affidavit attack and theft, and authorities have further investigated the case to understand exactly what happened.

NS Kotaku report Earlier this month Pokemon This year, cards form a long line in Japan, with hundreds of cards lined up nationwide. But these instances had no fights.Therefore, it is said to be a robbery of this one box Pokemon Cards seem even more rare. Sometimes in Japan, weird local news articles go nationwide.With all the hype around Pokemon Currently, it seems that cards are used not only in Japan but all over the world.

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