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Mother, three youths arrested over robbery in Kanagawa

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Kanagawa prefectural police said Friday they have arrested four individuals in Ebina, in connection with a robbery case in which a pregnant woman on her way home was struck in the face and robbed of approximately 100,000 yen in cash.

According to police, three of the four suspects, all 17-year-old boys and employed in waterproofing construction work, and one of the boy's mother, a 41-year-old food service employee, were arrested over the robbery which took place in July, TBS reported.

Police quoted the woman's son as saying that his mother told him one day about her difficulties repaying debts that had accrued, after which the boy got together with his friends and planned to rob someone in order procure the money needed.

When the woman heard about the plan, she drove the three boys to the train station and waited for them to rob someone. Police said all four suspects have admitted to the charge.

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three of the four suspects, all 17-year-old boys and employed in waterproofing construction work

Well the boys are all gainfully employed, why didn't they pitch in from their salaries and help her?

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Worthless, no-hoper grubs with no future. Little wimps had to target a defenceless pregnant lady. Hope these thugs all do a long stretch inside and cop some of their own medicine . I just hope the poor pregnant lady is ok.

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People with no morals life skills or brains, helping those with even less to commit crimes, I would really like to see people who commit violent crimes or robbery given at least 10 years, even if its just a punch to the face.

Steal and get another 10 years, so in effect this lot get 20 years each, then see if they still want bash n rob people.

Getting tired of reading all these stories of people who have no respect or social skills and think they have a right to assault others and take their stuff.

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Unfortunately, "signs of the times"... In NO way do I wish to exonerate these kids but if they're already working at 17 years young, I guess that means they're not going to be in "high income" positions (unless they go to help clean up Fukushima and that may cause even worse problems) so I guess the main one to blame would be the mother... However, in spite of having been through some pretty hard times myself, I would NEVER, EVER have asked my son to do anything like that ! What a way to "drag up" your own child !

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A bit of prison-time would probably do these kids a lot of good.

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The era of peace and love it AIN'T!!! Watching all this crime in Japan now makes me realize how much more civil things were when I was there in '90-'91....

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A modern day Ma Barker

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I have a feeling the mother is the ringleader and the boys are accomplices.

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None of them can be described as the sharpest tool in the shed.

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Worthless, no-hoper grubs with no future. Little wimps had to target a defenceless pregnant lady. Hope these thugs all do a long stretch inside and cop some of their own medicine . I just hope the poor pregnant lady is ok.

Well they only robbed the lady to help another woman get out of debt, so they may be moral-less but they aren't worthless, they have alot of worth to the lady they tried to help

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A good whipping that bites into the skin bottom is needed for all four.

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What a wonderful parent she is. Someone needs to hit her in the face!

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What a wonderful parent she is. Someone needs to hit her in the face!

Because violence solves everything, right?

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She needed money to pay the bills now she must stay in a prison no money no children thats why it is a saying. Crime is not worth it !Feel sorry for her though cause she didnt have a good friend. To advice her on this difficult times!

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