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Pickpocket arrested in women’s car on Tokyo subway line

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A 58-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of pickpocketing an IC commuting card from the handbag of another woman on a subway train in Tokyo.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 8:30 a.m. on Friday in a women’s-only car on the Chiyoda line between Shin-Ochanomizu and Otemachi stations, Kyodo News reported. The suspect, a part-time worker from Tokyo’s Arakawa Ward, was caught by a female police officer as she reached into the handbag of a 45-year-old woman from Saitama Prefecture and removed the IC card.

Police said female officers have been on duty in women-only cars on the Chiyoda line during morning rush since receiving reports of a woman pickpocket on Sept 16.

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Nice job

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was caught by a female police officer

Good job, officer!

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There used to be a lot of cases about 10 years ago involving pickpocketing gangs from Korea. Thankfully, that seems to have gone down. Or they got better and don't get caught.

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There used to be a lot of cases about 10 years ago involving pickpocketing gangs from Korea. Thankfully, that seems to have gone down. Or they got better and don't get caught.

Maybe they decided it's no longer worthwhile to come to Japan and steal the rapidly shrinking yen. Maybe the pickings are better in Seoul.

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When I first got to Japan a longtime ago, I was warned about older citizens pickpocketing especially women in the morning on crowded trains. They were thought of as less suspicious.

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EXCELLENT work, nice going

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Now there’s something you don’t hear everyday.

An all female crime/police story.

More refreshing to hear than the same old perverted or drunk oyaji story.

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Realistic:

I had my brand new iPod Touch taken out of my backpack by one, it was the only person that came anywhere near me and I had just used it five minutes earlier

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The fact that a simple pickpocketing incident makes national headlines shows that Japan is one of the safest countries of the world..

Like it or not..

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