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Woman arrested for taking friend’s key, giving it to accomplice to rob apartment during dinner


Police in Tokyo have arrested a 31-year-old unemployed woman on suspicion of theft after she allegedly took a 34-year-old female acquaintance’s apartment key from her handbag during dinner and gave it to an accomplice to rob her apartment.

According to police, the incident occurred in October. Kyodo News reported that the suspect, Ayumi Toriyama, was having dinner with her friend. When the friend went to the toilet, Toriyama took the apartment key from her handbag and gave it to an accomplice.

As the two continued their meal, the accomplice entered the victim’s high-rise apartment and stole 26 luxury items, including a Harry Winston watch and one million yen in cash, worth a total of 45 million yen.

When the victim returned home, she asked her building concierge to open her apartment door after she couldn’t find her key. She contacted police after finding her valuables and cash missing and other items scattered throughout the room.

Police said Toriyama has denied the allegations and quoted her as saying she didn’t steal anything.

Police said the accomplice, a 22-year-old woman, has already been arrested after trying to sell some of the stolen items at a pawn shop.

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What a friend!

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Police said Toriyama has denied the allegations and quoted her as saying she didn’t steal anything.

She didn't. Her accomplice did. But just wait until the accomplice starts singing like a canary.

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And we can guess they'll both get two it three years of jail time, suspended for five.

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A high rise with a concierge and likely security cameras everywhere. And they thought they could get away.

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scandalous……thanks, friend.

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Moral of the story: never leave your belonging unattended.

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This doesn’t have “hostess” written all over it at all.

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A friend in need of your valuables is not a friend indeed.

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Get a Digital Lock.

No More Keys.

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Ayumi Toriyama is the thief who stole 45 Million Yen from her so-called friend. She thought it was a clever thing to steal her friend's apartment key while her friend was at the toilet during a restaurant meal they were having. But she did not think it was a stupid thing to do and she was arrested. Now she must be sentenced to 45 months in prison and repay her friend 45 million Yen in 45 months when released. If she does not repay the 45 million Yen in 45 months, she should be arrested again and, sentenced to another 45 months in prison. At 22 years, she is young and, so she deserves this punishment.

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Two dumb canaries and one stew pigeon! Sorry Ayumi Toriyama was no a"FRIEND" she was an acquaintance, became acquainted with the victim long enough to rip her off!!! The 22 year old was just as stupid, because Toriyama could easily deny giving the key to her.

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Toriyama : Your honour, I didn't steal her keys or anything! I just took her keys from her handbag without her knowing!

Judge : ....................................

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