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Police question 2 men over assault and robbery of woman in Sapporo

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Police in Sapporo, Hokkaido, are questioning two men on suspicion of assaulting and robbing a woman early Monday morning. The woman, who is in her 20s, was punched in the face by two men before her bag was stolen.

According to police reports, the incident occurred just past 5 a.m. as the woman was walking alone on a sidewalk. She told police she was approached by a man from in front, who held and punched her several times in the face, local media reported. The suspect then fled with her bag. 

Police said the woman suffered minor injuries, including a bloody nose.

The woman reported that two men were involved in the theft and fled the scene in a black vehicle. The men being questioned have denied any involvement in the incident.

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Being “questioned” vs been “arrested on suspicion” seems a change from how these headlines and preliminary stories are routinely written:

“Police question 2 men over assault and robbery of woman in Sapporo“ Today  6:00am -

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It is an extreme shock that this sort of thing could occur in Japan especially in a rural area in Hokkaido. It is understood that Japan like Taiwan is one of the safest countries in the world all the way from Wakkanai, Hokkaido, Japan to Naha, Okinawa, Japan where one has less worried regardless of gender as to being a victim of street crime.

Hopefully those two men will be subject to fill consequences and the woman will fully recover.

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a rural area?! Sapporo has almost 2 million people.....and is the 5th biggest city in Japan

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It is an extreme shock that this sort of thing could occur in Japan especially in a rural area in Hokkaido.

Sapporo isn't a rural area...

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In a rural area? Were they Japanese?

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Scum

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two sides to this story 5am umm

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