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67-year-old man fatally beaten after calling police to report intruder in house

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A 67-year-old man who was fatally beaten in his home in Tokyo's Ome City on Saturday morning called 110 to report that there was an intruder in his home prior to being attacked, police said Sunday.

Police said Kazuo Ogawa called 110 at around 1:50 a.m. and said that "a plump man wearing a blue jacket, white hat and surgical mask" was downstairs in his home, Fuji TV reported. When police arrived at the home just after 2 a.m., Ogawa was found collapsed in the dining kitchen room. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead from having been beaten about the head by a blunt object.

Police said Ogawa was known in the neighborhood to have a lot of money in the house. A neighbor told reporters, "He once showed me a briefcase containing 100 million yen. Everyone knew about his money.”

Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify anyone who went in and came out of the house at the time of the murder. They said they are focusing on a white car parked about 150 meters from Ogawa's home, that was seen driving away seven minutes after the victim called police. Surveillance camera footage shows a man using a cell phone getting into the car.

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If I won the lottery, the last thing I'd do is tell anyone.

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It's a shame that such trust is slowly leaving the country.

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Police said Ogawa was known in the neighborhood to have a lot of money in the house. A neighbor told reporters, "He once showed me a briefcase containing 100 million yen. Everyone knew about his money.”

Stupid.

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Police said Ogawa was known in the neighborhood to have a lot of money in the house. A neighbor told reporters, "He once showed me a briefcase containing 100 million yen. Everyone knew about his money.”

Dont want to pile on the victim, but that sounds just stupid. He could have used the money to do something good for himself and others, but just bragging about it? Come one.

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Are JP banks not insured?

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Are JP banks not insured?

I seem to recall that they are only insured up to 10 million yen. But, that memory is quite old, so I'm not entirely confident in it.

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Getting more dangerous out there

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Getting more dangerous out there

Yes, it would appear that compared to what you think it used to be, you think it's more dangerous out there.

Now, if you were to look at actual numbers on the other hand, there doesn't seem to be any that indicate that it actually is getting more dangerous out there.

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Getting more dangerous out there

Aren't you getting tired of making the same repetitive posts on almost every crime related article, only to be be contradicted by other users with factual evidence almost every time?

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there is simply no way they can catch this murderer. he was wearing a surgical mask, rendering him completely anonymous in japan for perpetuity.

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"Getting more dangerous out there"

No, the world as a whole is at the safest level in history. The population is much larger but the "percentage" of violent people is lower than it's ever been.

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Live below your means.

Don't keep up with the rich neighbors.

Don't keep much money at home, certainly not more than 1 months living expenses.

Never let others really know how much money you have. Always better to appear less well-off than stupid-wealthy.

Don't take expensive jewelry/watches to France.

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He all but attached a bullseye to his chest.

That said, nobody deserves this.

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Are JP banks not insured?

They are, but he apparently kept his money in his house.

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I'm willing to give this man the benefit of the doubt that he was just overjoyed about having so much money that he had to share it with neighborhood but unfortunately not everyone that can hear him are good people. That being said its still sad to hear this incident happen. I hate to be that guy who said it but he should've at least locked his door or kept his mouth shut. Poor man

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Why he showed his money to the neighbourhood ? It seem that he wanted to invite the theft in his house?

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Are JP banks not insured?

They are, but he apparently kept his money in his house.

Right. So, why would someone smart enough to accumulate such money be stupid enough to keep it at home, rather than in a bank (or multiple banks)?

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