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71-year-old man arrested over attempted burglary of Yokohama bar

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Police in Yokohama have arrested a 71-year-old man on suspicion of attempted burglary and destruction of property after he was caught trying to break into a bar.

Police said Koyu Sakuma has admitted to the allegation and quoted him as saying he needed the money, Kyodo News reported. According to police, Sakuma used a small bar to try and pry open the back door of the pub in Minami Ward at around 2:30 a.m. on Friday. A neighbor heard a loud noise and called 110.

When police arrived, they found Sakuma at the door. Police said Sakuma told them he had also robbed several other bars and offices in the early hours of the morning.

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This is the result of a 20% return on a mandatory pension investment. I shouldn’t call it an investment. It’s a tax! Many seniors are desperate and get nothing from their wonderful government after paying into this scam for 50 years. .

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Another crime in progress thwarted and an admitted habitual criminal caught red-handed, taken off the streets due to the vigilance of another of the community’s Good Samaritans. - Well done!

“Sakuma told them he had also robbed several other bars & offices in the early hours of the morning.” -

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What he told the police will earn him a warm place with 3 meals a day and he knows it

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Desperation drives people to try anything to relieve their misery.

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I have read that Japan (along with S. Korea) have the highest elderly crime rates in the world.

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