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3 men arrested for pushing elderly woman off bicycle and stealing her wallet

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Police in Kyoto have arrested three men on suspicion of robbery resulting in bodily injury after they pushed a 78-year-old woman off her bicycle and stole her wallet containing 350,000 yen in cash.

According to police, the incident occurred on April 27, Kyodo News reported. Police said the suspects, Ouga Watanabe, 24, a maintenance worker, Tomoya Kamiya, 25, a construction worker, and an unidentified man, blocked the woman’s path while she was riding her bike. They pushed her off the bike and stole her wallet and smartphone from her bag in the front basket. 

Police said the woman suffered injuries to both arms requiring three weeks to heal.

The three suspects were arrested after being identified from an analysis of street surveillance camera footage.

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Wouldn't want to have to go out and get a JOB now, would we ?

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Easier to steal it than work for it...seems the norm now days.

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They'll get their comeuppance in prison. Oh, hang on...

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"The three suspects were arrested after being identified from an analysis of street surveillance camera footage."

Good, prevalent street surveillance is imperative, for perp apprehensions

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fatrainfallingintheforest

"350,000"

Targeted? The elderly in Japan often prefer cash, but that's a lot to be carrying around.

I was thinking the same thing. Those pieces of crap were a little too lucky for just picking a random target.

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Expect the crime rate like this to increase as poverty grows due to greedy price hikes. Poor innocent person robbed and thrown off her bike sustained injuries. Not good and the situation in Japan not getting better.

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Why was one of them unidentified? Surely, the other 3 know the unidentified. Is the unidentified man relative or friend of someone in the government and is that why he is unidentified?

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I thought Japan was safe like other neighboring East Asia Countries. I do not understand what is going on??..

There is ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE for this disturbing offense. However, if they have jobs, why do they need to rob anyone?????????

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Does Japan have laws against abuse or harm to senior citizens or the disabled? Most Western countries have increased penalties for these types of crimes

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Does Japan have laws against abuse or harm to senior citizens or the disabled?

Of course they do.

You don't think police can arrest someone before committing a crime, do you?

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Weebers going to weeb - it's interesting to see all of the storefront shutters throughout Japan to prevent break-ins and security cameras everywhere to hear someone talk about Japan is 'safe' when 78-year old women are targeted and pushed off a bike to steal a wallet - as if that didn't happen

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Utter scum. Throw away the key.

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That is just so low. Real heroes, these 3.

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3 men in their 20's vs. a 78 year old woman...really courageous (sarcasm)

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