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Man arrested for robbing bar says he needed money after losing job

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Police in Tokyo have arrested a 49-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of breaking into a bar and stealing 65,000 yen in mid-April.

According to police, Kazuki Chiba broke into the bar in Minato Ward, Fuji TV reported. The bar had closed at 8 p.m. in accordance with the state of emergency that had been declared due to the coronavirus.

Surveillance camera footage showed a man prying open the cash register and taking the money between 11:55 p.m. on April 13 and 12:10 a.m. April 14

Police said Chiba, who lives in the neighborhood, has admitted to the charge. He was quoted as saying he lost his job in February and needed money for living expenses. Police said Chiba told them he had robbed other bars after hours.

The National Police Agency said Friday that there had been 79 similar cases reported nationwide of small businesses being robbed after they closed early due to the state of emergency.

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Absolutely zero sympathy from me.

Many people have lost jobs and many don't even have homes, yet never thought to rob businesses because of it. Desperation doesn't mean losing one's moral compass.

7 ( +13 / -6 )

His moral values are turned upside down.

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Police said Chiba told them he had robbed other bars after hours.

And the police weren't aware of.

Guess, they won't appear in the statistics and helping with the low crime image.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

"Absolutely zero sympathy from me."

me too

The days of coddling , sympathizing , etc, for their idiotic criminals is over, cause that criminal behavior logic will get a westerner thrown "upside down" in many other countries cya.

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I think many cases will repeat, if Japan dont open the economy soon.

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Not sympathizing with this criminal act, but this is an indication of the economic PAIN that people are going through. Most people haven't resorted to crime yet, but the longer the govt numbskulls continue the shutdown the more such crimes will likely increase.

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@Monty "I think many cases will repeat, if Japan dont open the economy soon."

IMO I think they will have to aggressively start locking them up more like america.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

@wowyz IMO I think they will have to aggressively start locking them up more like america.

So America is the benchmark?Very low crime rate in the U.S....

Hmmm..I see..

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

This is the thing that happens when Abe promised money for its citizens and then does not do what he promised to do. This man stole money however had the hope that Prime Minister Abe would do what he indicated he would do. But seems Abe san is slow to act and this man went nuts and stole money. If Abe san did not tell another non-truth, maybe this man would not have stolen money from the bar. Maybe. Perhaps. Its a possibility,

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Get ready for a spike in crime. When people become economically desperate, thieving goes up.

After WWII until the mid-50s, Japan's economy was sputtering and, aside from the Korean War years which saw an economic boost, there was quite a bit of crime here in what we now have as a relatively safe and low-crime country.

But people are people and they need to eat.

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Sad news, unfortunately we will hear more of it...

Its somehow related to the prosperity. Back in the 50s Japan had high crime rate as Speedy mention. I think we are going back to those days and crime will rise as poverty spreads.

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Crime is rising because of an inept and corrupt government.

This is a society where it is not unusual for kids to jump off the top of their school buildings.

This is a society where people waste away in isolation?

This is a society where ailing family members are murdered due to a lack of social support?

There is a distinct lack of empathy and it stems from the top and extends into all parts of society here.

There are people that have gone at least six weeks or more without income!

They need to eat and pay rent.

Why hasn’t there been another hundred thousand yen pledged for this month?

I heard crime was on the rise several weeks ago-more of this thievery is on the way...

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49-year-old unemployed man arrested on suspicion of breaking into a bar and stealing 65,000 yen. Lost his job in February and needed money for living expenses.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Is that the result of delay 10万 from Govt.?

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