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Bag snatcher suspected of over 100 thefts

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Police have arrested a 37-year-old man for stealing a woman's bag and believe he may be linked to more than 100 similar thefts.

According to police, Mayasuki Fuse, who has no job and no fixed address, stole a restaurant delivery scooter and used it to steal a 49-year-old woman's bag on April 24 in Tokyo's Katsushika Ward. TBS quoted police as saying that Fuse rode up behind the woman who was walking to work and snatched her bag which contained approximately 20,000 yen in cash.

Police said Fuse, who was filmed stealing the scooter by surveillance camera footage, was arrested in Saitama Prefecture, after police spotted the stolen scooter. He has admitted to carrying out several thefts in a similar manner in the Tokyo metropolitan area, Chiba and Saitama prefectures since January. Police believe Fuse may have been responsible for more than 100 thefts, in which a total of 10 million yen in cash was stolen.

Fuse was quoted by police as saying he needed money for living expenses and playing pachinko. He has been spending nights in Internet cafes, police said.

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Another Pachinko man with no job and fixed address ...!!!

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Glad the scum was caught but police love to lumps all the same type of crimes onto the same guy because no one else could be doing it.

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saying he needed money for living expenses and playing pachinko. He has been spending nights in Internet cafes

well prison will take care of 2 of his three needs, and if he's lucky he'll get to be the be the special slot for another prisoners slot machine.

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carcharodon: and if he's lucky he'll get to be the be the special slot for another prisoners slot machine.

No doubt this guy is a criminal who deserves to be punished but why would you make fun of the potential for him to be raped in prison? I'm not sure about others but I don't really think rape is humorous, no matter who the victim is.

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ambrosia: this is the problem with the Japanese justice system you just tell a sob story and you get a lighter sentence. Total BS if you ask me... can't do the time don't do the crime!

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Bag snatcher in Japan?

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Is it just me or is Saitama mentioned all too often in stories like these?

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Saitama is bigger than Tokyo Prefecture and a LOT of Tokyo workers commute from there = major bed town.

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Um.. with the theft of the gun, it's 101 thefts!

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gogogo: ambrosia: this is the problem with the Japanese justice system you just tell a sob story and you get a lighter sentence. Total BS if you ask me... can't do the time don't do the crime!

No one is talking about a "lighter sentence" so please explain what you mean and what it has to do with my response to Carcharadon's crude comment.

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