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Someone video recorded them on their phone as they were running out the shop on a busy Ginza street in broad daylight. Not the sharpest tools in the shed.

9 ( +20 / -11 )

Japan is perfectly safe. So safe that 3 goobers could rob a store in broad daylight without the fear that they’d get shot or brained by bystanders.

This was not “the plan from the beginning.” When dozens of people film you including the plate number on your get away car, it seems pretty clear that “planning” wasn’t very high up on the list.

There’s no pension coming from the boss at the end of 5 years. For starters, they’re going to get more than that. For another thing, the heist of 100 million is fenced for 50 million max (if they can offload them at all now). The boss takes 20%. That leaves 10 million each minus expenses. Hardly the easy life.

What will and must happen is a crackdown on these “dirty job” sites, their administrators, the Yaks obviously farming the work out, and the goobers stupid enough to think this type of behavior is acceptable.

And no, this is not a sign of a failing economy or economic desperation. Starvation, child trafficking, lack of access to healthcare are signs of economic decline.

These people are idiot goobers too stupid and too lazy to go out and get a job in society.

23 ( +35 / -12 )

Looks like copycats inspired by smash-and-grabs in San Francisco

8 ( +17 / -9 )

Nobody told them people can get away with smash and grab only in America.

-2 ( +10 / -12 )

License plate is really obvious which really help to catch them, not to mention in Tokyo street cameras are everywhere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXpvOonTIDA

6 ( +8 / -2 )

People are getting more desperate due to the sluggish economy.

Drop the pathetic drama, they're just punks who want things easy and effortless..

25 ( +36 / -11 )

The most shocking thing is watching people stroll past as if nothing is happening. Truly the definition of "Heiwa boke". People are devoid of any common sense or self preservation instincts.

8 ( +19 / -11 )

Pretty much agree with EFD although I think they'd get less than Y50 mil for their troubles. I'm very interested in their background. They're probably Japanese since they mention nothing of them being foreigners which is something they seem to go out of their way to do if it is the case. Either way... gotta be High School dropouts or something.

18 ( +24 / -6 )

They've got plenty of time in their hands now.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

@Larr Flint

people are getting more desperate due to the sluggish economy.

I would agree if this were a pensioner stealing a convenie sandwich. But these guys were not looking for stable work. They were just making things worse for everyone.

22 ( +25 / -3 )

People are getting more desperate due to the sluggish economy.

Agree. This level of crime in Japan is on the increase for sure and your evaluation is spot on!

-33 ( +5 / -38 )

Agree. This level of crime in Japan is on the increase for sure and your evaluation is spot on!

It doesn't mean that these guys fit that demographic though. Don't know them for sure but doubt these guys would be priests if the economy was better.

10 ( +15 / -5 )

Images in the news were quite worrying, not only because of the crime but also because the complete lack of awareness of the people around the site, many just stood there watching as if it was some kind of movie and there was no chance of violence involving them.

5 ( +14 / -9 )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXpvOonTIDA

At the 4:27 mark of the video, a woman being interviewed says, “He was wearing dark clothes and was not a foreigner. He was speaking Japanese.

Hmmm. Isn’t it sad that Japanese (1) often associate crime with foreigners, and (2) assume that foreigners can’t speak Japanese.

0 ( +36 / -36 )

 a country with famously low levels of crime.

While Japan is known for low crime levels

Keep telling yourself that! Aren't all these stabbings, murders, theft, hit and run, embezzlements, sexual assault, abuse of all types and other articles we read on this site which involves the police considered crimes?

-20 ( +15 / -35 )

Were they Japanese?

2 ( +13 / -11 )

Didn't know Rolex still exists, Recently I by my disposable watches from Daiso 100yen shop for about 500yen water and shock proof and awesome looking.

-11 ( +8 / -19 )

This isn't LA. People who smash and grab will NOT be hit with a misdeameanor and be home in time for dinner. Set an example out of these four.

7 ( +17 / -10 )

""upscale Ginza district"" !? if it is an upscale then this wouldn't happen LOL

-15 ( +7 / -22 )

What's wrong with everyone, this could have been stopped! Everyone just pulled out their phones and started taking videos of the robbery. One lady and an old man had the guts to close the door but I bet if 10 people would have held the door then it would have ended quicker. Are there no heroes left in the world?

-6 ( +9 / -15 )

The most shocking thing is watching people stroll past as if nothing is happening. Truly the definition of "Heiwa boke". People are devoid of any common sense or self preservation instincts.

That was exactly my reaction. My thought was "What's wrong with bystanders? They don't lift a finger to help. Can't depend on them to save their community." Common sense out the window for these Tokyo people. Not surprised. Other parts of Japan, especially southern Japan would have been different.

1 ( +11 / -10 )

This isn't LA. People who smash and grab will NOT be hit with a misdeameanor and be home in time for dinner. Set an example out of these four.

Exactly what I came to say in response to the SF comment. These guys will no doubt be put away unless they are celebs or yak.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

100 million yen? Rolex is overpriced as it is… so I’m guessing they grabbed maybe 5 to 10 pieces?

0 ( +6 / -6 )

I wonder how much the News Channels paid for the video from the cell phone?

9 ( +10 / -1 )

It’s so hard to flip stolen goods though. There are serial codes, pictures, all kinds of documents and more that can prove an item is stolen instantly. Unless they are planning on flipping these for immense losses why bother

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

you can't deny anymore that Japan is a safe place it used to be.

Dont worry. Japan is still incredibly safe. Crime is dropping year by year.

These are just low level amateurs who were looking to make quick cash. With the levels of if security in Tokyo - especially the CCTV - they were always getting busted.

6 ( +15 / -9 )

In the US it’s called ‘smash and grab’…it’s very popular in big cities like LA, Portland, San Francisco, Chicago and New York City.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

My thought was "What's wrong with bystanders? They don't lift a finger to help. Can't depend on them to save their community." Common sense out the window for these Tokyo people. Not surprised. Other parts of Japan, especially southern Japan would have been different.

 

The thieves were armed with crowbars and knifes. Does it make sense to take on an armed gang of men especially if you are a woman? Common sense says no! The fact that no one was hurt including the thieves themselves shows that everyone played it smart.

11 ( +15 / -4 )

What's wrong with everyone, this could have been stopped!

Why would anyone risk their lives to save some insured watches that only rich people can afford?

Well said.

9 ( +15 / -6 )

They were all caught by the Police rather fast. Good job!

8 ( +11 / -3 )

""upscale Ginza district"" !? if it is an upscale then this wouldn't happen LOL

yeah right, so I guess you just rob poor districts. LOL

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

At the 4:27 mark of the video, a woman being interviewed says, “He was wearing dark clothes and was not a foreigner. He was speaking Japanese.

They were dark clothes and a mask. It is possible to tell the race of the crooks. In fact, other witness said they were speaking English among themselves.

-12 ( +0 / -12 )

It is not advisable for a civilian to intervene in a crime, as a few posters were suggesting. The police would tell you as much. Who knows in Japan as well, in the event you hurt one of the robbers, you could be facing charges too.

Besides, when the chips are down, I very much doubt the Japan Today have a go heroes would be as brave / foolhardy as they always claim they would be in the comments of crime stories.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Hmmm. Isn’t it sad that Japanese (1) often associate crime with foreigners

Several high-profile, daylight robberies of Ginza jewelry stores in the past were by foreign groups. I don’t remember a Japanese group doing a smash and grab or daylight heist. Could be wrong, just can’t remember one.

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

Several high-profile, daylight robberies of Ginza jewelry stores in the past were by foreign groups. I don’t remember a Japanese group doing a smash and grab or daylight heist. Could be wrong, just can’t remember one.

That's correct and the NPA is not telling us the name and nationality of the men. I wonder why.

-2 ( +6 / -8 )

Why did it take so long for Japan Today to report on this robbery?

These robbers took so long in the shop. They look like amateurs.

Then, they park a van with the license plate in plain view in front of

the shop.

I was there about 30 minutes after the robbery:

https://youtube.com/shorts/43NYouAj4zo?feature=share

3 ( +3 / -0 )

One difference is that Kiwis tend not to tolerate such crimes (which are usually very rare) and step in and try to stop them. They will tackle, punch them and film them. In one case, an elderly woman rammed her car into theirs and chased them down the street. :)

This is exactly what I'd do with these skinny guys in the video if

1-Rolex wasnt insured

2-Law in this place wasnt a joke

3-Other men would actually jump into action instead of staring and watching the scuffle like a coward

Stupid thieves get beaten up for way less in other countries, just check @cctv idiots

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

That robbery was so stupid and absurd plan. Such a daytime robbery has never happened on gorgeous Ginza. So many passersby were watching filming the ongoing crime and besides clear number plate. Robberies were usually in night and done very quiet way. This daytime robbery looks like American robbery movie.

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

This is practically an everyday occurrence in countries like America. That so much attention and hysteria is focused on this incident in Japan speaks volumes. It also is a bad sign of things to come as crimes of all types seem to be increasing in Japan.

-5 ( +7 / -12 )

@Jeff…

Someone video recorded them on their phone as they were running out the shop on a busy Ginza street in broad daylight. Not the sharpest tools in the shed.

Any crime being committed during the day will of course be recorded by bystanders as it will increase their social media views! I think all criminals know that they’ll be video recorded and that’s why they wear masks. It has nothing to do with “ not being the sharpest tool in the shed “ and more to do with the fact that they are confident enough that in Japan they’ll escape the crime scene since bystanders will not stop them ( which is a good thing because innocent life of the bystander could be lost if it got physical and these items are already insured by the shops ). Also when have these expensive shops done anything to help the general public, even entering these shops in full stylish new suit still we all get the staff eyeballing us like you can’t afford our products ! I’m a white man and I experienced this and my colored friends had worst experiences to the point that staff simply didn’t bring out the watches from the display to show them!

Still I feel that it would be tough selling those Rolex for a high enough price since the buyer won’t be able to sell it later ( no resale value ), since the serial number will be listed as stolen by the company. So if someone buys these stolen Rolex then it’s probably for keeping it forever. If those are like 10,000¥ ~ 100, 000¥ then yeah it’s worth it but if you pay more than that, then its not worth it since you’ll always have the fear of wearing a stolen watch and something that has a 0¥ value in the market ! Simply not worth the stress and dangers!

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

Who are the keyboard warriors here who would save the day? Why would a pedestrian risk his life taking on 4 violent robbers to save a few watches? How would my wife explain to our kids that daddy's in the hospital or dead and can't support them because he thought it was more important to rescue some luxury watches?

Not to mention, these guys are morons. They would be lucky to get 20% of the retail value for these watches, meaning 5 million yen each. Hardly great pay for a several-year prison stretch.

3 ( +9 / -6 )

Posters complaining about passerbys "not doing anything" are living in a movie fantasy. No Law Enforcement agency in any country suggests bystanders to take action on their own when a crime is in progress, especially when there are obviously multiple perpetrators and it is unknown if they are armed.

The sheer stupidity of this heist, time (daylight) and location (Ginza), and the video recording made by a passerby, not to mention the abundance of security cameras in Japan all added up to a quick arrest.

8 ( +16 / -8 )

People are getting more desperate due to the sluggish economy.

This comment is in the same vein seen in other posts: Theft is an act of desperation by the poor and in any case can be afforded by the rich and insurance companies.

This attitude was expressed again and again during the “George Floyd Riots” in America in 2020 and are likely to be repeated in this summer’s coming “Jordan Neely Riots”.

Clever, but largely untrue. Yes, there must be cases of desperation theft here in Japan and elsewhere. However, knocking over a jewelry store for 100s of millions is not an act triggered by miserable poverty.

Such crimes are now often characterized as acts of retribution against the rich by the poor. Nonsense. For as much as some people rant against the rich being rich, their screams are more of envy: Why am I not rich?

As for insurance, many businesses in the USA have and more will shut their doors permanently because they cannot afford to pay rising premiums. Their services are then lost and produce the so-called “deserts” in urban areas. (This man-made “urban warming” effect can be stopped.)

Why did no one intervene? The thieves used the element of surprise. How many by-standers have the presence of mind AND the will to intervene? In this case, none. But what if someone had acted and injured a thief? Would he or she have been lauded as a hero or arrested for assault? The latter is what would probably have happened in the USA where the population has slowly been conditioned to be unresponsive to blatant criminality.

3 ( +11 / -8 )

@ Old Man -

It also is a bad sign of things to come as crimes of all types seem to be increasing in Japan.

That's funny - all crime stats in Japan point to crime rates going down. Google it.

6 ( +12 / -6 )

Families, Mums and Dads, elderly shoppers, "bystanders" frozen in fear, are hardly able to draw on an inner crouching tiger, hidden dragon to thwart masked blaggers wielding crowbars.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Whatcha mean the passerbys should have done something ? You want them to play hero like the guy who choked the homeless man in New York ?

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Oh, good Lord. Here we go again with the mythical - (Japan is perfectly safe. So safe that 3 goobers could rob a store in broad daylight without the fear that they’d get shot or brained by bystanders.) japan is safe malarkey.

japan is just like any other nation. it has its fair share of crime each and every day.

-12 ( +4 / -16 )

Being reported on national news that they are HS students three and one nineteen year old

6 ( +7 / -1 )

Sometimes a crime blatantly committed in public has the shock effect of people not thinking it to be real or some sort of training drill.

I once knew a guy who would steal gum, lottery tickets and other items placed near the register while making eye contact and chatting with the cashier. He said that being so blatant caused some form of cognitive dissonance and the cashier couldn’t figure out if he already paid or if this was actually happening. The surprising thing was this worked 90% of the time. And when caught, he would just say, oh sorry, yeah I don’t need these, and return them to the cashier.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

My bad, 16 yr old, 18 year old and 2, 19 year old kids, in a rental car. All over the news now, with video.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Smooth move, dudes.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

As already said, if anything then they learn only very strange things at schools nowadays.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

They watched too much American TV.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Japan is a safe country?

Well, it depends on the type of crime doesn’t it?

Shoplifting is a major crime in Japan

If it weren’t then why the large numbers of cameras in shops now?

My local goods supplier has multiple cameras on all floors watching the staff and customers

2 ( +7 / -5 )

"...in a country with famously low levels of crime". Are journalists contractually obliged to include sentences like this when writing about crime in Japan?!

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Covid prior infection being linked to many things, besides excess death and severe disease to include rising crime rates, suicide, depression and many other mental illnesses etc.

Covid's also done real number on the economy, so one could imagine all these Japanese criminal headlines could have some basis in Covid-19, both medically and from sociological standpoint.

So many after school activates shut down during pandemic, kids end up socializing with wrong crowd, easy to make big mistakes as teenagers.

If no pandemic, one wonders if this crime occurs? I doubt it.

-8 ( +2 / -10 )

MoFA trolls downvote anyone who goes against them here, as usual.

People are getting more desperate due to the sluggish economy.

The robbery happend during the DAY when it was still bright outside and on one of the most popular streets of Tokyo where plenty of TOURISTS come and go - they saw it so you can't deny anymore that Japan is a safe place it used to be.

Also police arrested 4 people but didn't find watches yet. I think that was the plan from the beginning, after they do their time in prison 5years? They will get nice pensions from their boss.

It's just the symptom of a poor Japan.

-14 ( +4 / -18 )

I wouldn't risk a crowbar to the head to save an insured shop a few Rolexes. I wouldn't expect a woman too either.

If they were hitting random people, that would be a "let's roll" moment.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

What was that woman in black trying to do? She kept closing the shop's door and hang around there.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Police said two of them were 19, one was an 18-year-old high school student and the fourth was aged 16. All four live in Yokohama, police said.

Followed by.......

The robbery left the shop's display windows shattered. The gang, carrying the watches in black bags, fled in a white minivan and were detained about three kilometers from the scene of the crime.

Three kilometers, that is all High School Ali Baba's managed to flee before Officer Dibble felt their collars.

Now all will face the full consequences of a justice system that won't hesitate to make an examples of them all.

And there families.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

'Four morons detained after Rolex store heist in Tokyo's Ginza district' ...there, headline fixed.

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Did they think it was going to be that easy?

Too much Netflix.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Japan is a safe country?

Well, it depends on the type of crime doesn’t it?

Shoplifting is a major crime in Japan

If it weren’t then why the large numbers of cameras in shops now?

A quick search on google about shoplifting data regarding Japan is actually on a downward trend since 2008, according to the UN office on drugs and crime. It does not mean it is not a problem, but it is WAY lower than the worldwide average (293 thefts per 100,000 people in Japan vs 783 thefts per 100,000 people on average).

Regarding cameras, and in that case it is indeed just my opinion, I think they are simply there in Japan as a deterrent, and it actually works well as it is. In other countries where physical violence is more prevalent, they are mostly used to actually catch the culprit of a theft, not really as a strong deterrent itself.

-1 ( +4 / -5 )

No there were THREE young adults, defined by Japanese law as being 18 or older!

Also ONE minor, who is 16 years old!

Dont forget the driver of the get-away vehicle!

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I'm not a lawyer, but I'm gonna say that at least one of them will get away without any kind of serious punishment at all.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

One lady and an old man had the guts to close the door but I bet if 10 people would have held the door then it would have ended quicker. Are there no heroes left in the world?

And risk getting wallopped by a crow bar? They could have been armed with something even more lethal. And what sort of heroes would you like? Ones in capes, or 'heroes' with concealed hand guns?

4 ( +5 / -1 )

They could have made there escape on bicycles fleeing in different directions, with the proceeds of there robbery with a single assailant.

A white mini getaway van, evening time in upscale Ginza district they'll be lucky to make 2nd gear.

They must had been born with the minimum of brain cells

Maybe the court will show some mercy when lining them all up side by side, shining a light through one ear can revel the true extent/meaning of empty headed.

How would the watches have ever been fenced?

They all never had a plan A B or C.

What a bunch of wally's.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

The stolen Rolex watches have not yet been recovered...

3 ( +4 / -1 )

I thought all the kids had e-scooters.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

The stolen Rolex watches have not yet been recovered

That might explain ....Another suspected member of the gang was still at large.

Yes, e-scooters could have done the job.

What they needed to have thought through was how to blend into a crowd after the raid.

The prosecutors will go to work, they stole in the capital, Ginza district of all places.

Heads will roll.

No quarter here.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

So young and, so criminal. If they were not caught they would be geniuses of crime. If they were trained as musicians from childhood they would be Japanese Mozart or Beethoven equilvalents!!

-4 ( +0 / -4 )

"Are there no heroes left in the world?" There are insurance companies with castles of glass, steel and stone

0 ( +2 / -2 )

The chances of evading the long arm of the law are close to zero.

Every digital surveillance system, either next gen or purely static is a potential sleeping policeman

That is before witnesses/shoppers pull out there smart phones.

I have always been a keen police thriller buff.

In 2023 you are monitored every step you make.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

"Be careful to not going up against that well established myth." Who thinks there is NO crime in Japan? Anyone...Bueller...Anyone...? Japan has "relatively" low crime rates. Anytime there's a report of crime the myth busters come a salivating

2 ( +5 / -3 )

"Japan is a safe country?

Well, it depends on the type of crime doesn’t it?

Shoplifting is a major crime in Japan

If it weren’t then why the large numbers of cameras in shops now?"

Shoplifting is not a dangerous crime

0 ( +5 / -5 )

Why do I feel this way...

like, the whole purpose of the crime is for the sake of the crime, ha?

like, some desperate for attention or ‘revenge’ children of respectable parents from wealthy families, hm.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

"Japan is a safe country"?

If you define "safe" as not being concerned about your personal safety, being mugged or randomly shot in a shopping mall then it is a very safe country, practically without equal.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

All readers, please focus your comments on the story, not on how safe Japan is or isn't.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

The watches have yet to be recovered? Perhaps these boys were smarter than first thought. They rented a large white van and they did it in broad daylight. They knew they'd be caught so they must of had a plan to get the watches to someone else. My guess is they may've passed the watches to someone who then took off in a small car with stolen plates. That person then probably drove to parking garage where another car was waiting. Or you just ditch the car and jump on a train from there. If that is the case then yes, a Yakuza may've been involved. It will be interesting to see if these boys confess and give up the person they gave the goods to.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Not the sharpest tools in the shed….

Never risk your life for any stolen retail products, your shop or not. Let insurance handle it, rather than your family suddenly planning a funeral for you, in the worst case.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

The robbery left the shop's display windows shattered. The gang, carrying the watches in black bags, fled in a white minivan and were detained about three kilometers from the scene of the crime.

Mijikakatta, huh, fellas(?)…; one word: embarrassing.

Today  03:18 pm JST “ 'Four morons detained after Rolex store heist in Tokyo's Ginza district' ...there, headline fixed. “

That’d be correct.

(maybe they like the movie Heat?)

Today  08:08 am JST

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXpvOonTIDA

At the 4:27 mark of the video, a woman being interviewed says, “He was wearing dark clothes and was not a foreigner. He was speaking Japanese.

Hmmm. Isn’t it sad that Japanese (1) often associate crime with foreigners, and (2) assume that foreigners can’t speak Japanese.

Well said.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Perhaps these boys were smarter than first thought.

at the end of the day its still be them who'll serve the sentence so is it really that smart and worth it? on the other hand, a 16yrs old could be that shortsighted, but what about the older ones? still too silly a crime.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

4 teenagers did this, 4 of them, can you believe it? What kind of families do they come from that makes them think this is a good idea. I blame the breakdown of the traditional family unit for a lot of these crimes. Wouldn’t be surprised if they were brought up just by a single mum and lack the discipline that can be applied by a father.

-8 ( +0 / -8 )

Everyone needs to read the first sentence. They are "minors," and they will be charged, tried and sentenced as such. There will be no "hard time."

3 ( +3 / -0 )

@roninroshi You can ADD Tokyo now!

In the US it’s called ‘smash and grab’…it’s very popular in big cities like LA, Portland, San Francisco, Chicago and New York City.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

@falseflagsteve These four guys could have come from any family. Where have you been, family members kill each other daily in Japan so lets not go with the "breakdown of the traditional family unit for a lot of these crimes" if that is the case you are saying it is quite acceptable to kill members of your family. Then you want to bring up the fact that they were probably raised by single moms, where your logic? Do you really believe that the family unit in Japan is that tight, I think the schools have more control over the children more so their parents. Now if I read your post saying they are part of perhaps a system that is currently showing its way into every home in Japan perhaps I could believe that. Yes these are minors as the story put it, but they are at ages where they could be working, think about the cultural pressure the system put on these people don't blame the parents blame the system in which they are going up against. No job no life equals a life of crime, only the cream of the crop gets the best jobs, if you are not at that level its get in where you can fit in and in this case 4 guys thought they could get away with something that they thought was very easy. It goes on to show you how naive they were, and look at the bystanders recording the crime the logic is the same. You say break down of a family I say breakdown of a system that will only show its ugly head more as we see more and more crime. People are quick to say and buy into the Japan is a safe country and all the statistics show crime going down. I get it. All in the name of TOURISM DOLLARS!!! People want to travel where they think they can be safe!!! The country was lost without the tourism dollars, this is the Safe myth!!! Just as the robbers thought that was a easy place to rob the people think the same logic it is a very safe place to be.

4 teenagers did this, 4 of them, can you believe it? What kind of families do they come from that makes them think this is a good idea. I blame the breakdown of the traditional family unit for a lot of these crimes. Wouldn’t be surprised if they were brought up just by a single mum and lack the discipline that can be applied by a father.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Apprehended 3km away. Their careers as master criminals hasn't gotten off to a very auspicious start. There is hit comedy screenplay somewhere in this story.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Probably like the Luffy case previously, ringleader recruits idiots to commit the crime and the ringleader benefits. That guy is somewhere with the watches, meanwhile the idiot teens are in custody

2 ( +3 / -1 )

They are NOT minors! Well sorry one is! The rest are adults, and it should be noted as such!

1 ( +2 / -1 )

stormcrow

Were they Japanese?

Yes they were! Because if they weren't, their nationality would've been brandished in the article title.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

This theft seems rather looting than robbery. They did it daytime while people were watching the ongoing crime. Robbery is usually done while nobody knows.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Teenagers can be breathtakingly stupid—gullible and impulsive. These kids may be rehabilitated, but the necessary measure will be terribly harsh: no smartphones for the next seven years.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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