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3 men break into house in Kumamoto Pref; beat residents and steal ¥1 mil

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Police in Nagasumachi, Kumamoto Prefecture, are looking for three men who broke into a house, assaulted the 68-year-old man and his 55-year-old wife who live there, and then made off with one million yen in cash and their car.

According to police, the incident occurred early Thursday morning. Local media reported that police received a call at around 6 a.m. from the man, who is the chairman of a construction company, in which he said three intruders had broken into his house and stolen money.

Police said the three men woke up the man and his wife, bound their wrists with tape and demanded money. They also beat the man, breaking a rib and a bone in his right foot. His wife was also beaten about the face.

The victim told the gang that there was money in a bag in his car. The trio went outside, found the money and then drove away in the car which was found abandoned about four kilometers away.

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Well, what a safe country Japan is. Full credit to JT though for reporting such incidents.

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Times are tough expect to see more of these types of stories, Kishida PM and his LDP Cronies are all out of touch with the common folk and are busy spending up large and making promises left right and center to impress the western leaders rather than focus on whats happening at home.

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Completely random attack, right.....

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 the man, who is the chairman of a construction company, in which he said three intruders had broken into his house and stolen money.

So…..which three of his employees did this favor for him?

clearly it’s some kind of insurance scam of some sort.

“hey, Taro, Takashi, Shunsuke, come here! Here’s the plan……..”

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Insurance scam

I doubt it !

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Well, what a safe country Japan is. Full credit to JT though for reporting such incidents.

When your only source of news is JT and you somehow think you're in the know.

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Well, what a safe country Japan is.

Of course it is a safe country, that’s also statistically undoubted. But it’s not so safe anymore when it’s about anything construction, construction companies and all the surrounding like bribes, involved politicians, quite some yaks etc. That’s another, a complete parallel world, with biggest public and private budgets, bosses behaving like masters and lot of skilled but precarious staff so you surely won’t like to meet any of them too often, also not in brightest daylight.

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Insurance scam

I doubt it !

I doubt that too, insurance companies are much too clever for such a few precarious guys or small company bosses. My guess is more something like outstanding salaries or overtime work payments, the boss and victim didn’t want to fairly pay, maybe because he’s in the reds himself and short before bankruptcy. So the last money hidden in the car, but they found it by violent insistence.

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clearly it’s some kind of insurance scam of some sort.

No company president is going to go through this much trouble to scam such an insignificant amount. It was a million yen, not a million dollars.

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"chairman of a construction company."

Always scum bags. He probably treated some works like dirt and they decided to get even...

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The suspects can be his construction company workers, why doesn't he live in a private gated condominium with security staff? Those bosses usually are very injust because they delay payments and always underpay or ask for extras not in line, the poor workers maybe even could't steal material and tools from the site, maybe he knows them and hire them to do the same to the corrupts that shade him all the time too.

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Interesting he just happened to have a million yen in a bag in his car….

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