Recently FNN News reported the following:
Near the Shinbashi station of Tokyo Minato Ward a man dressed in criminal syndicate attire used made up stories to extort cash from company employees returning home, and this event happened one after another, the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department was chasing the whereabouts of a man whose picture was taken by the security camera.
Since November 2009, company employees and others who were returning home were confronted by a man dressed in criminal syndicate attire near the Shinbashi station using fabricated accusation that ｢You had obstructed the drug trafficking. Together go to the office, open the package and take out the content ｣, and cash extortion happened successively.
In December, 2009 a male certified public accountant was threatened and extorted in the cash of about 1.2 million yen in west Shinbashi.
So far, five similar events had happened and the total loss amounted to 2.89 million yen .
If you are in the vicinity of the Shinbashi station in Tokyo, better be careful.