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Man questioned over 130 break-ins in Tokyo, Saitama since Feb

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A 33-year-old man who was arrested for breaking into an apartment in Tokyo's Adachi Ward on Aug 2 and stealing 240,000 yen in cash and five watches, including a Rolex, worth 1.7 million yen, is being questioned over 130 similar cases in Tokyo and Saitama Prefecture since February.

According to police, Hirotaka Sugawara, who works as a cleaner at a building in Adachi Ward, has admitted to robbing the apartment on Aug 2 and was quoted by police as saying he needed money for fun, TV Asahi reported.

Police said Sugawara would break into apartments and leave the bath water running and then leave on his father's electric bicycle.

Police suspect Sugawara of using the same MO in at least 130 other thefts, netting a haul worth about 33 million yen.

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and was quoted by police as saying he needed money for fun,

Another import to Japan, the feeling of entitlement.

33 million yen?! Wow that's a hell of a lot of soapies and pachinko, maybe ponies too!

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Very busy bee...that is one heist a night. Samurai Ya-ku-za would be proud

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Breaking in is one thing, but leaving the bath water running? What a d*ck.

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Did he say he was stressed from work ...?? was he interested in women panties ...?? At least he did not kill any one .. !!!

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Cat burglar.

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Another import to Japan, the feeling of entitlement.

you need to relearn what the word entitlement means. if he really felt like that, he would just live off the dole and not go out and steal. he's actually being proactive about getting money--unfortunately, in an illegal manner.

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saying he needed money for fun

Interesting statement. Finally, a guy saying he wasn't stressed out. In fact, the opposite. I'm all for a little fun, but I would never steal in order to fund it.

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130 break-ins! Just wanted to have some electric fun? And made a getaway on the electric bicycle. He just never learn.

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Police said Sugawara would break into apartments and leave the bath water running and then leave on his father’s electric bicycle.

How nice of him to leave such a unique calling card. Make it nice and easy for the police to pin all the robberies on him. Moron.

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Another signature cat burglar with an addiction for pink salons. 33 million yen? What a cat! Funny story.

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Watched home alone too much.

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"I used the money for fuzoku," the suspect is quoted by police in referring to the commercial sex industry.

Err, ¥33m will buy an awful lot of sex, can imagine being pretty sore after that ;)

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@gogogo I am glad I wasn't the only one to make the "Wet Bandits" Home Alone movie connection.

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Cat burglar.

No he left the cat, took the Rolex. ;)

Anyway, at least he is out of my ward for a while.

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Great that the police nabbed him so quickly!

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