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3 bogus police officers who robbed family arrested

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Police in Yokohama have arrested three men on suspicion of robbing an elderly couple after gaining admittance to their home by posing as police officers in December.

Police said the three suspects, aged 29, 24 and 21, who were arrested on Saturday, called on a family of three living in a house in Hodogaya Ward at around 6:30 p.m. on Dec 27, Fuji TV reported. The men showed police badges and fake IDs, and asked to come in.

Police said they then threatened the owner of the house, a man in his 70s, his wife, also in her 70s, and their son, in his 40s, and demanded money. After stealing the 12 million yen in cash and the ATM cards, they bound the trio and left.

After freeing himself and his wife and son, the man called 110 to report what had happened. None of the family was injured.

Police said the trio surfaced as suspects after surveillance camera footage showed one of them using the stolen ATM card. Police said two of the men have admitted to the charge, while the third said he doesn’t remember.

Police said they also looking for a fourth man who may have been the ringleader of the gang and their involvement in other similar reported cases.

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lock them up and dispose of the key in a place where it cant be found

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Finally. These guys had been committed crimes for months know using that fake cop scam.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Ah, a fourth guy. These three are just the sacrificial foot soliders Of course, one of them can't remember. The others will follow.

The Don is the one they should be going after. But they of course they won't.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

The men showed police badges and fake IDs, and asked to come in.

Police said they then threatened the owner of the house, a man in his 70s, his wife, also in her 70s, and their son, in his 40s, and demanded money. After stealing the 12 million yen in cash and the ATM cards, they bound the trio and left.

Police said two of the men have admitted to the charge, while the third said he doesn’t remember.

How can you not remember showing police badges and fake IDs, threatening people and demanding money, stealing 12 million yen in cash and ATM cards, and then tying them up before leaving ? Just slipped his mind??

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Police said they also looking for a fourth man who may have been the ringleader of the gang and their involvement in other similar reported cases.

This was a premeditated and targeted robbery. Disguises and instruments to bound people. Perhaps the 4th person knows this family and knew they have money at the house. The police should start looking at any known people or recent visitors to their house. Fan outfrom there.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

its good the cops have nicked these guys, now they can get to look at a real police badge, and not a fake one. then they will get to visit a real cell.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I cant remember hahahaha

What part of getting dressed up as a police officer with your mates, robbing an elderly couple, tying them up with their son and probably getting paid for this job don't you seem to remember? Good work J-police for getting these scumbags.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

After stealing the 12 million yen in cash 

Once again, unbelievable amount of cash sitting in a home! I will never understand it!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

No difference whether your 12 million is under the bed or in the bank. Almost no interest and banks are robbed digitally every day

1 ( +3 / -2 )

"The men showed police badges and fake IDs, posing as police officers"

It is a serious crime to fraudulently pretend to be, or to impersonate, a police officer. Including wearing a police uniform or displaying a fake badge, it can inhibit the public confidence and trust in police, their departments, and authority.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

"banks are robbed digitally every day" Bank deposits are insured to 1000 man, banks for more in case of robbery, or insolvency. Let me guess, you only use digital currency...

3 ( +3 / -0 )

All ATMs have cameras inside and out. How stupid.they could of got ¥3m each.

Good on the old man to free his family. If robbed and tied up, I would need to use the bathroom pretty quickly.

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@lamilly..No difference whether your 12 million is under the bed or in the bank. Almost no interest and banks are robbed digitally every day

if you have a load of cash at home and get robbed, the house insurance probably wont cover that amount, may be a very small amount, but when its in a bank you stand a much higher chance of being reembursed especially if its not your fault or your accounts been hacked into.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

again with the bogus bogus?

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Police said the trio surfaced as suspects after surveillance camera footage showed one of them using the stolen ATM card. 

One guy uses the card and they get three suspects?

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Japan is becoming more dangerous, and its not going to get any better. There goes Japan is safe its a lot better than some other places in the world but ....!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Third said "he doesn't remember"

It seems to be third suspect got Alzheimer disease after he robbed the family.

I like that guy, send him 10 years in prison. And then, he will remember what he has done.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

J police doing real work instead of stopping people on bicycles

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What is the rule in Japan? If men show up to your door, say they are Police, show you a badge, and ask to come in, are you allowed to refuse them? Is it allowed to reply, "No, please come back with a warrant."

I'm sure their invitation must be couched in a most helpful tone, too, so that the person is happy to invite them in - "We have heard of some threats to residents of this neighborhood and we'd like to come in and tell you about them." It would be hard for me and Mrs. Affist to refuse.

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