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Trio breaks into elderly woman’s home; steal cash, jewelry

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Kanagawa prefectural police are looking for three men who broke into the home of a woman in her 70s on Monday and stole cash and jewelry.

Police said they received a call from the woman at around 7:20 a.m., in which she said that three men had broken into her residence and threatened her unless she gave them money, Kyodo News reported.

According to police, the woman, who lives alone, heard a window on the first floor being smashed at around 3 a.m. Then three men came upstairs and barged into her bedroom. They bound her hands and feet with adhesive tape and covered her mouth.

One man said: “You have money you received from your son. Give it to us.” The woman gave the intruders her purse and some jewelry and they fled. She managed to free herself and called police.

Police said she suffered injuries to her left hand after one man hit it with a hammer.

Police said they are questioning the woman's son about who knew he had given her money.

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How brave, stealing from a poor old woman.

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Get a Dog, it helps and the bigger the better

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Larr FlintToday  04:48 pm JST

Good lord, the situation in Japan is getting tough. More crimes every day I read on Japan Today.

Nah, it's always been this way. It's just that the japanese are getting just a bit more honest about themselves.

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Police said they are questioning the woman's son about who knew he had given her money.

In how many countries is it still the norm to give cash? Almost everywhere else it would be a transaction done by a few taps on a phone.

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A sad situation. I hope the criminals are caught.

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One man said: “You have money you received from your son. Give it to us.”

Umm... probably would have been best not to have said that. Food for thought.

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They obviously have a connection to the son. I wonder if the son owed money to someone and told the third-party they could not pay because he gave some money to his mother.

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