Cabbie injured as thief steals his vehicle


Police in Tokyo are looking for a man who stole a taxi and injured the driver.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Koishikawa, Bunkyo Ward. Fuji TV reported that the taxi was parked and unoccupied while the driver was in the toilet. When he returned to his taxi, he noticed an unknown man behind the wheel. The taxi driver, who is in his 70s, unsuccessfully attempted to stop the vehicle from leaving by clinging to the door, but fell down and fractured his left collarbone.

Witnesses called 110. The taxi was found abandoned at a nearby park with no sign of the thief.

The suspect is said to be in his 20s, possibly Southeast Asian, approximately 170 centimeters tall, and was wearing a navy cardigan at the time of the incident.

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quite low, why would you steal a taxi in Tokyo? was it raining and the dude didn't have money for a ride? By the way, I think it is Koishikawa, I happen to live around there

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Again, note it was stupid attempt from cab driver to try to stop a car.

How to be sure what a South East Asian is ?

Video camera to get this thief I hope.

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How about taking DNA from the steering wheel, seat, and finger prints

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Statistics released on a previous post about foreign crime in Japan indicated Vietnamese were the highest offenders I recall. So I'm guessing due to statistics that the suspect is probably Vietnamese ;-)

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Of course a foreigner.  And the old untensan must be nuts to try and stop him.

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Taxi driver is a fool. 70 years old and broken collarbone. We all pay tax for police, just call them.

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