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Three arrested for robbing empty murder scene house

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Police in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, have arrested three men on suspicion of trying to rob a vacant house where an elderly couple were murdered.

According to police, Makoto Uchikawa, 47, another man, 46, and a woman, 43, broke into the residence in Higashi-Hiratsuka in late April and stole 52 items of jewelry, including necklaces and rings, estimated to be worth over 8.2 million yen, Fuji TV reported.

The 77-year-old man and his 67-year-old wife who lived in the house were murdered on Jan 1 this year and their house has been unoccupied and left as it was since then. No one has been charged with their murders.

Police officers who had been continuing their investigation of the murder noticed that a window was broken and ascertained that the house had been robbed. The three suspects, who were arrested after trying to resell the stolen items, have denied the charge.

Police believe it is unlikely that they were involved in the double murder case.

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According to police, Makoto Uchikawa, 47, another man, 46, and a woman, 43, broke into the residence in Higashi-Hiratsuka in late April and stole 52 items of jewelry,

and then

The couple who lived in the house were murdered on Jan 1 this year and their house has been empty since then.

Huh? Maybe its because its friday but im confused. The jewelry was hidden somewhere?

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To say the House was unoccupied, rather than empty, since the murders would have been less confusing for some. Obviously the house has been empty of residents, but not empty of things. The coupje’s possessiobs had been left as is.

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Did those victims not have relatives who, after being informed by police of their demise, could have entered the house under supervision, itemized and removed the valuables? Was there no will? Like @papigiulio, I'm a bit confused.

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Anyway in a country which such low criminality rate, to be murdered and then robbed you have to be really unlucky... Or Japan is changing fastet than I think.

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The lowest form of disrespect. To rob victims of murder for their possessions is absolutely despicable. If you don’t respect the dead, at least show some respect to their grieving families.

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Jocelyn Strob Simard Today 02:33 am JST

Or Japan is changing fastet than I think.

Just google hasty generalization.

You need more samplings to say that.

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Japan is changing faster than you think.

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Or Japan is changing fastet than I think..................Japan is changing faster than you think.

To both of you, no it's not, what you read here, is for the most part not published in the mainstream Japanese newspapers, nor on the news.

You actually get more information about crime here on JT than the average Japanese citizen, as JT collects it from all over the country and publishes it here.

Japan has ALWAYS had crime, including violent crime. Are the rates lower than other countries, sure, but that does not mean here it is zero. Also because of the 'net, sns, social media, etc, you have faster access and read more than ever before.

So while Japan is changing, it's not in the crime sector, as you two seem to think.

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Yubaru Today 06:44 am JST

Or Japan is changing fastet than I think..................Japan is changing faster than you think.

To both of you, no it's not, what you read here, is for the most part not published in the mainstream Japanese newspapers, nor on the news.

You actually get more information about crime here on JT than the average Japanese citizen, as JT collects it from all over the country and publishes it here.

Most of JT articles are just translations from the mainstream Japanese newspapers.

And no Japanese say that Japan is a fantasy island where no crimes happen. You seem to need to communicate more with the natives around you.

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