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Intruder uses stun gun on woman in her 80s, steals cash from apartment

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A man forced his way into the Tokyo apartment of a woman in her 80s, used a stun gun on her and stole cash on Friday night.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 9 p.m. in the woman’s 5th-floor apartment in Itabashi Ward, Kyodo News reported.

The woman told police that she heard the front door intercom buzz and when she opened it, a man whom she did not know pushed her back, put one hand over her mouth and used a stun gun on her chest.

The woman said the man demanded money and she gave him several ten thousand yen notes. She told police the man did not say another word the whole time after demanding money.

The woman, who lives alone, sought help from the tenant in the next apartment.

Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to see who went in and out of the apartment building entrance at about that time. The ground floor entrance does not have an auto lock.

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used a stun gun on her chest.

If that poor lady have heart problem it will be end differently.

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Scum of the earth.

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Using a stun gun on a woman in her 80s, how brave …

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A man forced his way into the Tokyo apartment of a woman in her 80s, used a stun gun on her and stole cash on Friday night.

breaking and entering, intrusion, attempted murder due to victims age, illegal possession of a weapon, ...

wait a minute, according to japanese police law, stun guns are illegal, especially for non japanese trying to live in japan.

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beating the breaks off elderly women , and children try man on man ALLTHE TIME more respectful.

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With the risks on the health of a 80yo by a stun gun I hope the criminal gets charged with attempted murder.

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I'm wondering, is it easy to purchase a stun gun in Japan ?

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beating the breaks off elderly women , and children try man on man ALLTHE TIME more respectful.

Wrong!

Armed robbery no matter who you do it to is never respectable.

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I'm really feeling my age, because I remember a time when such a thing as this would have been unimaginable and unheard of in Japan.

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If you don't know who's ringing at your door, especially after 9pm, why answer it?

Not victim blaming, but...

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Be careful to believe something based on your own awareness and individual experience and exposure to something. There could have been more or fewer of such incidents but you just did not get exposed to them for multiple of reasons.

There were no such incidents at one time.

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