Intruders assault man with hammer in his apartment


Two men forced their way into an apartment in Tokyo and assaulted the man living there with a hammer on Thursday, police said.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 9:30 a.m. at the apartment in Nakano Ward, Kyodo News reported. Police said the victim, a man in his 30s, told them that the two men buzzed his intercom and identified themselves as maintenance workers.

When the victim opened his door, they barged in and hit him on the head with a hammer. They then threatened to kill him, bound his ankles with duct tape and searched his apartment.

The victim said the two intruders, whom he did not know, left without taking anything. The victim yelled for help and a neighbor called 110. Police said the man was taken to hospital where doctors said his injuries will take about two weeks to heal.

The two men were dressed in workmen’s clothes and wore white face masks.

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The two men were dressed in workmen’s clothes and wore white face masks.

Reads like a horror movie, creepy. Wonder what the motive was since they didn’t take anything? Not a very well planned out robbery if that’s what it was - poor guy.

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A somewhat elaborate ruse with uniforms doesn’t seem like a random daytime burglary. And they took nothing after searching the apartment? Or maybe he just can’t remember after such a beating?

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Sounds like they may have hit the wrong apartment, or had bad information.

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Terrible. They must have known or suspected he had lots of cash.

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My guess is, the even bigger one, the loan shark in the background, has a little bit lost his patience. The victim has now probably a longer break, because they’ve seen directly that he has nothing and currently can’t pay back.

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Strange, just hit him and run away Without taking anything?

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The most feasible explanation is Sven Asai's. Looks very much like a loan shark case.

Sadly the trolls downvote it. Lately I notice the number of downvotes upvotes. Time for the platform to start rationing downvotes.

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Perhaps there's more to the story that's not bin revealed.

Or a dumb robbery attempt gone sour.

Hope they catch them and the guy heals up ok.

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Looks like aomeone hates him or someone from his circle because i only rwad it as a mafia style attack, its kind of a worning, maybe he works licencing projects and its making someone mad about the output. Real estate has a lot of those characters, they have dogs to set free and do this kind of actions.

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Unless the thugs got the wrong apartment, I would guess that the victim hasn't told the police the whole story.

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