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19-year-old bag-snatcher arrested; admits to 70 other thefts in Chiba

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A 19-year-old man was arrested for theft on Wednesday, accused of stealing a bag containing some 24,000 yen from a 44-year-old woman on April 22.

Police said the unemployed man, who is a resident of Ichikawa City, approached the woman from behind on his motorbike and grabbed her bag as he rode past. Police said they had recovered more than 100 items from the suspect, including wallets and credit cards. He has admitted to the theft on April 22 and told police he had stolen from people about 70 times, saying he wanted money to enjoy a few things.

Police said there have been more than 900 cases of bag-snatching in Chiba Prefecture over the last two years, and believe certain groups of youths are responsible.

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wanted money to enjoy a few things!? what a loser. get a real job and work!

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At least 70....So he could be considered a professional in his field.

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"approached the woman from behind on his motorbike and grabbed her bag as he rode past"

That's very dangerous, taking one hand off the handlebars when you're riding a motorbike.

"He wanted money to enjoy a few things"

But the best things in life are FREE!

How was he caught, anyway?

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After crying in front of the judge and saying how he’s a changed d-hole…. Anyone else smell a suspended sentence?

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Surprised the police did not pin all 900 cases on him.

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Just curious, how does he remember every one? 70 exactly? really?

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Sydenham because he has a bag fetsish and they are at his home? ;)

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I love how these guys just admit to vast amounts of previous cases once they've had a bit of "interrogation" by the police.

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Poor guy. He's grown over the age limit now and might face more than a talking-to.

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Was he acting alone? or he is member of national network of snatchers? Because such thefts are not limited to Chiba only.

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Spot on Iraira. The guy is not unemployed, but self-employed.

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J-cops at their best, can only catch crooks when they admit it.

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nandakandamanda: Age limit is 20, he is still a minor.

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J-cops at their best, can only catch crooks when they admit it.

I don't think the suspect turned himself in.

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nigelboy: didn't say otherwise, he was caught and confessed to others

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gogogo, thanks. Well that makes it easier for him. He has done the age calculation, as they all have, and is making hay while the sun shines.

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