Man drags elderly woman 10 meters along road after stealing her bag


Police in Ome, Tokyo, have arrested a 63-year-old man on suspicion of robbery and assault after he injured a woman in her 80s while stealing her handbag.

According to police, Noboru Tanaka approached the woman from behind as she was walking home just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, Fuji TV reported. Tanaka snatched her shoulder bag containing 40,000 yen in cash. Although the woman toppled over, she held onto her bag and was dragged along the ground by the man for about 10 meters before she let go.

The woman suffered minor injuries to the back of her head.

Police arrested Tanaka after reviewing street surveillance camera footage. The stolen shoulder bag was found at his residence. Police said Tanaka, who is unemployed, has admitted to the charge and quoted him as saying, “I desperately needed money.”

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“I desperately needed money.”

Applying for income assistance was out of the question?

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Police have summarily carried out their duties and have expeditiously arrested the suspect -- good work, Keisatsu!

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Not sure why anyone is worried there is hardly any crime in Japan. Its all good.

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Add Battery to the charges to complete the Genesis song....

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“I desperately needed money.”

So stealing from helpless old women is the best solution?

Pawning your possessions was out of the question?

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