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Man arrested for robbery after breaking into home through bathroom window

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Police in Hirakata, Osaka Prefecture, have arrested a 23-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of robbery after he broke into a home and stole money and other valuables while the home owner was asleep.

According to police, Sotaro Oki broke into the home through an unlocked bathroom window at around midnight on January 28, Kyodo News reported. The 67-year-old woman who lives in the house was asleep in her bedroom on the first floor. Oki woke her up and demanded she hand over anything of value. He also threatened to kill her if she reported the robbery to the police.

The woman handed over 50,000 yen in cash and a case containing several rings worth approximately 354,500 yen. Neither the woman nor her daughter who was sleeping on the second floor were injured.

Police said Oki has admitted tot he charge and quoted him as saying “I desperately needed money for living expenses.”

Oki also admitted breaking into the same house once before, police said. At that time, he took cash and credit cards.

Police said Oki was identified after security camera footage captured him in the area around the time of the break-in.

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"Oki also admitted breaking into the same house once before, police said. At that time, he took cash and credit cards..."

And the bathroom window was not locked?!

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What a silly man, niw gacung tears in prison after behaving in such a ghastly manner. When you threaten people you take the crime to another level and deserve the extra time you will be given.

wonder if he was poor due to lack of employment or wasting his welfare in pachinko or something else ghastly

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Lock him up for life, no one will miss him.

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“I desperately needed money for living expenses.”

Welcome to the club! Now all you have to do to become a full pledged member is to get a job!

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I am so glad the woman and her daughter are okay.

I hope this subject is locked up in prison for many decades with no parole available.

How on earth could this occur in Japan if Japan is one of the safest countries in the world like Taiwan????!!!!!?????!!!!!!

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And what is with the violence or threat of violence if Jason is the land Shintoism, Buddhism, Asian Zen and other material which represent Tranquility?!?!

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Getting employment could help you with that.

But only in your very own special theory. You need quite a lot of money first, for re-skilling, nicer clothes, office equipment and commutation for preparation and going to job interviews. And then, if you really got that job, which is of course low paid , exhausting and not inflation safe under nowadays’ economic conditions, you also need more food, more money for daily bathing , again new clothes and daily commuting or even a car and so on. Then you very quickly might land again in the zone of desperately needing money, although you tried everything to get the job and become or stay a ‘good’ guy. No, a job only very seldom helps, there’s in fact not even a job-crime correlation at all. You can be good although jobless, and you also can act worst crimes while in best-paid jobs.

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Welcome to the club! Now all you have to do to become a full pledged member is to get a job!

LOL !

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At the rate things are going and the more people become unemployed and desperate this will be a common reason for breaking and entering homes “I desperately needed money for living expenses.”.

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He came in through the bathroom window?

Was he protected by a silver spoon?

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aaronagstring

He came in through the bathroom window?

Was he protected by a silver spoon?

I got that Beatles reference. Noice one!

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Committing robbery or suicide is getting more common-place these days - and I expect its going to get worse as people find themselves in an even more dire situation due to the lack of work, and lack of help from the Government.

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And for people who think it's easy to get a job in Japan... think again. Unemployment figures exclude the long term unemployed (i.e. those who are no longer getting unemployment insurance payouts).

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