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Hokkaido man questioned over 30 bag-snatching incidents in Tokyo

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 37-year-old man from Hokkaido on suspicion of stealing a bag from a woman cyclist last October.

Police suspect the man, identified as Ken Hirabaru from Asahikawa, of carrying out around 30 similar thefts in Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture since September 2015, Fuji TV reported.

Police said Hirabaru has admitted to the thefts and said he came to Tokyo specifically for that reason. He has been initially charged with stealing a bag containing 9,000 yen from a 34-year-old woman riding a bicycle in Tokyo's Komae City last October. In that case, Hirabaru, riding a motorbike, came up behind the woman and grabbed her bag.

Police said Hirabaru is believed to have netted around 1.3 million yen in at least 30 similar thefts. He was quoted by police as saying he needed money because he was having trouble making ends meet and set himself a target of 200,000 yen over five days he spent in Tokyo.

Police identified Hirabaru through street surveillance camera footage and he was arrested in Asahikawa.

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was he really in trouble for money? he could move himself from Hokkaido to Tokyo and get a motorbike in a month.

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"Hirabaru is believed to have netted around 1.3 million yen in at least 30 similar thefts. "

'Police said Hirabaru has admitted to the thefts and said he came to Tokyo specifically for that reason"

theiving NUTCRACK

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he was having trouble making ends meet and set himself a target of 200,000 yen over five days he spent in Tokyo.

Um. Sounds like he tends to get immersed in anything he does. Incidentally, I have just watched a video clip of Fuji TV. Surprisingly, he is an ikemen or nice-looking guy. Hopefully, he would put most of his abilities to good use. ;‑)

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Surprisingly, he is an ikemen or nice-looking guy.

You mean because he did something bad, you expected him to be ugly? And that good-looking people are more redeemable than ugly people? There's a word for that kind of thinking: shallow.

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The crime rate will only get worse as Abenomics has only served the very rich and made the common man worse. Don't feel too bad, it's the same playbook from the US.

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