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3 bag-snatching cases reported one after the other in Saitama

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Police are looking for two men on a motorbike who stole handbags from two women and tried to steal a third woman's handbag in Kuki, Saitama Prefecture, on Thursday night.

According to police, the three cases occurred one after another between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Fuji TV reported. In the first case, the two men rode up behind a 28-year-old woman walking home and tried to snatch her bag but were unsuccessful. The two other cases occurred about 300 meters away. In each case, the man riding on the back of the bike grabbed a woman's bag.

Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the motorbike.

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Only three weeks left in the year, Saitama!!

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Economic stagnation? What else.

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I was drunk and don't remember a thing, plus I'm addicted to pachinko

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Japan ain't as safe as some make it out to be. Not surprised we're reading more of these types of things.

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I can only imagine that these women were giving their smartphones their undivided attention when these thugs tried to snatch their bags. This doesn't excuse their crimes--not at all--,but I'm not going to lie and say that I haven't thought how a good robber or thief could make a killing in the Kanto area, preying on those glued to their phones.

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Japan ain't as safe as some make it out to be.

Japan ain't as dangerous as some make it out to be. Considering it's one of the safest countries in the world.

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At any rate, even if you haven't your bag snatched away, chances are high that you get injured, or fatally if you're really unlucky. Let's be careful we're not targeted!

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Rightsided: "I can only imagine that these women were giving their smartphones their undivided attention when these thugs tried to snatch their bags."

Where's your proof, bud? Anyone good at snatching could do it easily without a person being glued to their smart phone, as you have brought in the unrelated issue. Who's to say they weren't little old ladies targeted because they are old, or just women taught to walk daintily with bags dangling from slightly outstretched arms, or women carrying a number of bags after shopping? You have zero clue.

Strangerland: "Considering it's one of the safest countries in the world."

Calling something safe because it is safer than others is not correct. A hand grenade would probably kill less than a large bomb, but that doesn't make it safe. Both are dangerous.

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"3 bag-snatching cases reported one after the other in Dai-Saitama.

whew...

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3 bag-snatching cases reported one after the other in Dai-Saitama.

Oh please. Like this doesn't happen in Tokyo..or Chiba or Osaka, or Yokohama. Its got nothing to do with Saitama

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"Oh please. Like this doesn't happen in Tokyo..or Chiba or Osaka, or Yokohama. Its got nothing to do with Saitama"

For Buddha's sake

yeah it does happen all over Japan more and more.

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SmithinJapan: calm down, son. I never said these women were definitely on their smartphones, bud, I said "I can only imagine."

If the police policed Saitama streets as hard as you police and scrutinize posts on JT, these women might still have their handbags.

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@pudus

Dai-Saitama.

'big' Saitama?

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