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Captured fugitive was traveling by bicycle with another man

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So it only took a little over a month for 6000 of “Japan’s finest “to catch one guy?

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The police had removed batteries from an alarm on the door of the meeting room at the station, thinking the device unnecessary as visiting lawyers usually notify the police when they leave.

Problem was they WEREN'T thinking!

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The police did not provide initial notification of the escape until about nine hours later, and it took another seven hours before they asked the city of Tondabayashi to warn the public through its community wireless system.

What gets me is why it took them so long to notify and get the word out that a prisoner had escaped. 16 hours?

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Anyone decrying the efficiency of the Japanese Police should cast their minds back to the case of Ronald Biggs and his outwitting of not only the UK Police but virtually the whole of the Commonwealth Police as well.

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They caught him faster than i anticipated. At least he didn't got caught by the yakuza. There was a bounty on him.

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Anyone decrying the efficiency of the Japanese Police should cast their minds back to the case of Ronald Biggs...

And don't forget about Philip Andrew Marshall, an inmate of Tennessee jail. This February, he escaped the jail SIXTH time! And here is what the Sheriff said: "Very frustrating....[The jail] employees don’t do what they’re supposed to do."

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article200919634.html

Moderator: Back on topic please.

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His list of alleged crimes, he should be in a prison remand, a police station with hardly any staff at night or weekends.

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 At least he didn't got caught by the yakuza. There was a bounty on him.

Says who?

So it only took a little over a month for 6000 of “Japan’s finest “to catch one guy?

Supposedly it was only 3,000, they really should have had 15,000 or 20,000 looking for him though, considering he is considered to be a "dangerous" criminal and not a petty thief.

Even 6,000 couldn't get the job done.

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This guy was much more of a danger to society than the guy who escaped in Shikoku. I am glad he was caught.

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The whole episode was a disgrace for the police. It looks like you can be charged with rape, a slew of robberies and just walk out of the detention facility--not the message the police want to send.

And what happens to the culprit? Something makes me think we'll be seeing his name in the paper again someday.

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Here i see police and also the lawyer negligence.How could they be so naive to trust such a criminal,jeez!!

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I have the greatest respect for the Japanese Police and they do their best and Japan is much more lawful than most of the rest of the world by far! I am very glad this creep was re captured and the police took full responsiblity thru some of their senior members who made serious efforts to aid the search. Let us be grateful and thankful.

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Dang. Here I was thinking he would walk past me one day and then I would grab him and turn him in and collect the dough and retire.

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The police had removed batteries from an alarm on the door of the meeting room at the station, thinking the device unnecessary as visiting lawyers usually notify the police when they leave.

Sheer genius. They also really expect criminals to do the same? So many mistakes made regarding a small time punk criminal. The cops here are rank amateurs.

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A guy under arrest for rape just walked out of her cop shop. Way to go j-flops!

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And they caught a second dangerous criminal at the same time - that 44yo man too, for bicycle theft.  Way to go!

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According to the police, the man said he had not wished for Hida to join him on the trip and had found his company "annoying."

I'll bet it was annoying... especially now that the cops are involved!

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"....The police had removed batteries from an alarm on the door of the meeting room at the station, thinking the device unnecessary as visiting lawyers usually notify the police when they leave...."

Now this is stretching the credibility band a little past it's breaking point.

Why on earth would you remove batteries anyway? You still have to put them somewhere. And who exactly decided that a door alarm in a Police Station holding room be deemed to require less security.

If the story is true, one can only assume they were cost-cutting to save a few yen a year.

Maybe I'll take the batteries out of my torch, coz I hardly use it.

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Seadog and Socrateos: You are talking about criminals who were deft at escaping, and very clever. In Japan, they escape because police leave the doors unlocked, wait patiently at the door while the suspect says, "hang on a minute... let me get my jacket" like with Ishihara or whatever his name is who killed the British woman, because they are napping, etc.

or just three days ago:

https://japantoday.com/category/crime/man-bolts-after-police-visit-his-home-to-arrest-him-on-assault-charge

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Great work Osaka police! Oh wait...

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What happened to the 44 year old?

Areested for cycling with a fugitive-its a lesson for all!

Beware of strange cycling partners!

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obladiToday  11:11 am JST

“It looks like you can be charged with rape, a slew of robberies and just walk out of the detention facility”

Do the hustleToday  02:39 pm JST

“A guy under arrest for rape just walked out of her cop shop.”

Well to to be fair, you have first to find an acrylic panel that is slightly loose, manage to get a visitation at a time when no one will hear or see you bust out the panel, crawl through it, and then get to the door if the police station unseen. Then you can “just walk out.”

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smithinjapan:

Seadog and Socrateos: You are talking about criminals who were deft at escaping, and very clever. In Japan, they escape because police leave the doors unlocked...

You probably did not read the link. The guy escaped the 6th time. And you wonder what the jail guards were doing. And sure enough, as the Sheriff lamented, they "don’t do what they’re supposed to do." For example, they are not supposed to unshackled at any time when a prisoner is outside of his cell, like while doing shower. But they did. And then he escaped from the door, "a jail employee failed to completely shut". How stupid is that? How stupid is letting the guy escape for the 6th time like that?

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By BICYCLE, eh? Well, I certainly hope they impound that bicycle with DOUBLE LOCKS!

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JT "critics" lambasting Japan for being what it actually is: the safest amongst ALL industrialised big countries in the word! They still manage to be safer than most smaller states as well.

One just need to read and contrast crime rates; unless JT "critics" think tons of bodies are left unreported by the J police and all the murders unreported by the media!

Nobody is stopping such stern critics and perfectionists from leaving highly dangerous Japanese society. You're welcome to move to South Africa, USA or Britain if you want to watch in loco, police finest's and mastermind criminals in activity!

Please, just let Japan be.

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yikes, the bicycle guy missed his chance to collect a reward and ended up getting arrested as well...what a waste...

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