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3 men arrested for stealing ¥30 million from Ibaraki residence last June

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Ibaraki Prefectural Police have arrested three men on suspicion of stealing 30 million yen in cash from a house in Koga City last year.

The suspects have been identified as Ken Sakabe, 28, a construction worker, Atsuya Yokoyama, 28, who is unemployed, and Ryuta Hashiba, 25, a company executive, Kyodo News reported. Police said the three men, who all reside in Ibaraki Prefecture, were arrested on Tuesday.

According to police, two of them broke into the house which also serves as the office for a company at around 11:40 p.m. on June 3, 2022. The 89-year-old resident, who lives alone, was asleep at the time.

The man said the pair woke him up, and threatened him unless he opened the office safe. The intruders, who were wearing ski masks, took 30 million yen in cash and a luxury wristwatch. They then fled in a car driven by a third man.

The victim was not injured. After the incident, he sought help from his grandson who lives in a separate house on the grounds.

Police said the thieves entered the house by breaking a window on the first floor.

Police said the three men surfaced as suspects after surveillance camera footage identified the car belonging to one of them in the area that night.

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Too conscientious to steal a car?

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Ryuta Hashiba, 25, a company executive

Yeah, I bet.

Probably something along the lines of CEO/COO of Hashiba’s Junk Pickup Service, a sole proprietorship.

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Why do it? With surveillance cameras everywhere these days and forensic science advanced like never before you're highly likely to get caught. Besides being wrong it' just not worth the risk.

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Lot of money to keep warm under the pillow.

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the three men surfaced as suspects after surveillance camera footage identified the car belonging to one of them in the area that night.

I wonder why it took 7 months to nab them. glad they did though. I suppose the money's long gone....

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