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Man arrested for assaulting, robbing woman on her way home

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Police in Tokyo said Saturday they have arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of assaulting and robbing a woman in her 30s as she walked home on Aug 4.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 11:30 p.m. in Hatsudai, Shibuya Ward. The suspect, Koji Shiokawa, a company employee, is accused of coming up behind the woman as she walked home, putting his hand over her mouth, pulling her to the ground and stealing her shoulder bag. The woman hit the ground heavily and was seriously injured, police said, adding that one of her teeth was knocked out by the impact

Police said Shiokawa, who was identified from street surveillance camera footage, followed the woman from the station and attacked her as she passed by a narrow alley. Police said Shiokawa has remained silent since his arrest of Friday.

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Frightening.

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"The suspect, Koji Shiokawa, a company employee"

Probably a heartless sprung meth zombie

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Why would he need to steal her shoulder bag? He has a company job. Shibuya Ward, does have a lot of Vices in that area.

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"The woman hit the ground heavily and was seriously injured, police said, adding that one of her teeth was knocked out by the impact"

very messed up

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Stalker ?

Smooth recovery for the lady.

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The suspect, Koji Shiokawa, a company employee, is accused of coming up behind the woman as she walked home, putting his hand over her mouth, pulling her to the ground and stealing her shoulder bag. The woman hit the ground heavily and was seriously injured, police said, adding that one of her teeth was knocked out by the impact

From a criminal forensics perspective, if he came up from behind her,covered her mouth and pulled her, wouldn't she fall backwards? The whole vitality her teeth getting knocked out seems difficult to put I to play unless they left out out a scuffle occured. Either way, it sounds like a gambler in need of money, which I believe is the worst of the worst!

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