3 high school students arrested for assaulting, robbing man


Police in Tokyo have arrested three high school students, aged 16 and 17, for assaulting a man and stealing his money.

According to police, the incident occurred early on the morning of Aug 27 in Shibuya Ward. The 37-year-old man was walking home when the three students threw a plastic bottle at his head. They then beat him up and stole a coin pouch containing 1,300 yen from him, Fuji TV reported.

The victim sustained severe injuries from the assault, police said.

Police said the students, who live in Ota Ward, were caught trying to steal cash from a 70-year-old man about two hours later near the scene of the first incident. Police said all three have admitted to the crime, saying they wanted money.

There have been several similar assaults incidents in the area since late July of this year, and police are investigating the trio’s involvement in those cases.

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Three students threw a plastic bottle at his head and then beat him up and stole a coin pouch containing 1,300 yen from him.

Let's see 1300 yen divided by 3 teens equal no more work for life!!!! They can all retire and live the good life!

Obviously they don't know how wives give their businessmen husbands daily allowances either.

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ah too bad they didnt fall on someone proper to beat them up to a pulp...

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Three little punks? I'd take six of them with one arm. These little punks think they can get away with stuff like this. Can't wait till they pick on the wrong person.

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throwing bottles . . . assaulting people . . . ( wanting money ) . . . this ain,t usa boys . . .

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@Vince Black - Three little punks? I'd take six of them with one arm. 

The school system and judicial system breed little punks like this. There are no consequences for unruly behaviour. Most Japanese men grow up with never being punched in the face being a Richard. A little playground justice goes a long way to helping these thugs grow up. I've only seen one punch up in 25 schools over the last twenty odd years and that was two 3rd year juniors getting it on with a screaming and scratching match.

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 I'd take six of them with one arm.

"Ooh, you're hard, 'cus..."

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clockwork orange...

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Now these teenagers will get a tongue lashing and they'll have to apologize the man and that will be the end of it. Now what their parents may do to them at home only the parents can decide that.

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3 criminals in the making. Because of Japanese law, they will be let off, alas, because of their age.

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There are plenty of convenience store jobs available if they want money.

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Things are clearly getting worse, if it's not random street assaults now you have students assaulting and robbing people.

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If you're ever alone and get jumped by three guys, you're going to the hospital. Just try to make sure that at least one or two of them come to the hospital with you.

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I wonder why these twats did such a thing ? There must be another story behind this one.

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I hope the victim makes a full recovery and that those horrible individuals are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

It is a shock that this type of thing could happen in Japan.

*It is understood that Japan along with other areas of East Asia (i.e. Mainland China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore etc.) are one of the safest areas in the world if not the safest area in the world regarding street crime and the probability of becoming a victim of street crime is extremely low. ***That being said regardless of gender one should be able to walk around when ever they want without any dangers. **

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And here I thought that Tokyo was awash with jobs?

Getting a criminal record for such a petty amount is pure stupidity!

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