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Saitama: Man, 30, wore cop party costume in robbery of golf store

SAITAMA (TR) – Saitama Prefectural Police have arrested a 30-year-old man who posed as a police officer during a robbery of a golf store in Saitama City last month, reports TV Asahi (Mar. 1).

While dressed in an officer’s uniform, Takato Nakamura, of no known occupation, produced a knife in front of a male clerk, 44, inside the store, located in Urawa Ward, on the night of February 28, police said.

The suspect then took 700,000 yen in cash before fleeing the scene.

A man dressed as a cop robbed a golf store in Saitama City on February 28 (Twitter)

“By whatever means, I needed to acquire a lot of money,” Nakamura was quoted by police in admitting to the allegations.

Nakamura became a person of interest after an examination of security camera footage.

Officers searched the residence of the suspect and found a police officer party costume that is believed to have been used in the crime.