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2 men arrested over robbery and confinement of man they met on social media

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Police in Tokyo have arrested two men on suspicion of robbery and confinement of a man they met on a social networking site.

Police said one suspect, Tosho Dohi, 21, a resident of Asahikawa in Hokkaido, has admitted to the charge, but the other man, Ryuto Kobayashi, 21, whose residence and occupation are unknown, has remained silent, Kyodo News reported.

According to police, the incident occurred on Sept 19-20 last year in a hotel room in Tokyo’s Minato Ward. The male victim, 22, who lives in Tokyo, was allegedly held captive for about nine hours by Dohi and Kobayashi. The suspects stole 12,000 yen in cash and a smartphone (worth approximately 70,000 yen). They also stole the victim’s cash card and withdrew about 900,000 yen from his bank account

Police said the victim became acquainted with Dohi in August and was asked to come to the hotel for a business negotiation.

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No redeemable skills here.

These two thugs probably learned their bullying in primary school, shook down others for lunch in junior high, strong arm robbery by high school (if the got that far) and graduated to full-time extortionists by coming-of-age day.

Prison until they’re 30 to learn some contributive life skills.

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Nine hours to finally give your PIN number? More to this story.

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900K in 9 hours. Unlucky 9..... This new generation is now a smart ass. Hope they will get back the money and lock these two for 9 months.

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602mikoToday  09:42 am JST

900K in 9 hours. Unlucky 9..... This new generation is now a smart ass. Hope they will get back the money and lock these two for 9 months.

How about 9 years and call it even?

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They obviously knew he had a lot of money. There has to be more to this story.

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Why would any guy meet some random dude, let alone 2, that they befriended on social media?

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