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Man riding motorbike sought over several bag snatching cases in Kanagawa

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Kanagawa prefectural police are searching for a man who uses a motorbike to come up behind pedestrians and snatch their bags.

The man is believed to have been involved in at least 20 thefts in Yokohama, Kawasaki, Ebina and Fujisawa so far this month.

The most recent thefts occurred on Saturday, Kyodo News reported. At around 8 a.m., a motorcyclist yanked a bag from a 48-year-old man in Kohoku Ward. Fifteen minutes later, police believe the same man snatched a handbag from a 27-year-old woman in Kawasaki. The woman was dragged to the ground and suffered a broken collarbone.

Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the motorcycle.

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Man riding motorbike sought over several bag snatching cases in Kanagawa

So what Japan feel about current public safety, it's true.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/over-50-in-japan-feel-public-safety-worsened-in-last-10-yrs-survey

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Here’s wishing for a speedy recovery for the injured woman and that there is a quick-yet-thorough investigation to bring the actual suspect(s) to justice. - No further descriptions were provided with the 6am first posting other than “man” and “motorbike”.

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Great point @sakurasuki 7:31pm. - Compared to NPA reports of crimes in Japan, it’s citizens are increasingly fearing such random crimes in public places, especially those targeting women and children.

2022: https://japantoday.com/category/national/over-50-in-japan-feel-public-safety-worsened-in-last-10-yrs-survey

2019: https://www.statista.com/statistics/955209/japan-perceived-actual-leading-causes-of-violent-death/

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The woman was dragged to the ground and suffered a broken collarbone.

attempted murder?

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At around 8 a.m., a motorcyclist yanked a bag from a 48-year-old man in Kohoku Ward.

My shoulder bag is like a lead weight. Yanking on it will get your arm pulled from its socket.

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@Rodney

Don't stretch.

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attempted murder?

No, because the factor ‘intention of killing’ isn’t applicable here and the intentions of the suspect or suspects including possible copycats are still and so far limited to snatching a maximum of valuables in other people’s handbags. It’s more something to be classified as planned and brutal as well as repeated robberies.

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Such incidents bound to increase as income gap continues to grow, taxes r raised, salaries stagnate, jobs r eaten up by AI, etc

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 Compared to NPA reports of crimes in Japan, it’s citizens are increasingly fearing such random crimes in public places, especially those targeting women and children.

2022: https://japantoday.com/category/national/over-50-in-japan-feel-public-safety-worsened-in-last-10-yrs-survey

LOL, here is what the report said:

 85.1 percent of respondents said they felt Japan was a safe and peaceful place to live,

2019: https://www.statista.com/statistics/955209/japan-perceived-actual-leading-causes-of-violent-death/

LOL even louder

Here is what that report said:

According to data published by Ipsos, Japanese respondents overestimated the number of violent deaths caused by knives. Around 41 percent of respondents thought that most people killed through interpersonal violence died from knife attacks, when the actual share of stabbing victims was around 23 percent of all violent deaths in Japan.

In other words, the Japanese people think the situation is bad but in fact it is not.

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This is a common crime in Paris and London, looks like it's globalizing...

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