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Policeman arrested for stealing another cop’s watch in Tokyo

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A 30-year-old male police officer was arrested on Thursday for theft and trespassing after he allegedly entered another officer’s room at a police dormitory in Ota Ward and stole his watch in November last year.

Tomonobu Tada, who resides in the same dormitory for single officers, is accused of entering the unlocked room and taking his fellow officer’s watch, worth around 150,000 yen, on Nov 6 and selling it under his own name to a secondhand dealer in Chiyoda Ward in late January. Tada has admitted to the allegations. Investigators would not say why it took so long for them to make the arrest.

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This is why I don't trust the Japanese police. One reason is they are criminals too. Second they are stupid criminals. Why sell another cops watch under your own name? Especially when you are suppose to know how investigations work.

These mandatory dormitories for single cops are breeding grounds for sexually frustrated, stupid boys with too much free time. No wonder they are paying underage girls on cellphone sites, stealing and abusing prisoners.

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My eyes glaze over when I read yet another weird local cop story. Where does the Japanese police force pick their applicants?!

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Where does the Japanese police force pick their applicants?!

From those that failed the yakuza auditions

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They get policemen from Domo , Townwork and Metropolis...

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What's the bet this loser blew all his salary at the local Pachinko hall and was trying to up his cash flow? The Japanese police force is seriously a joke! The only reason they have such a high arrest rate (on paper) is because many crimes go unreported. The locals know better than to expect the J-cops to leave their comfy little koban dorms to actually do some police work. Then, there is the other side of the scale of too many busy-bodies wasting police resources on trivial crimes like, kids smoking in the apartment grounds or trucks parked at the combini with driver sleeping in it. Pathetic!

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I swear JT should make subsections for the crime section of this site:

Crime:

a) (Stupid) Police Crimes [the 'stupid' is optional] b) Random stabbing of the day c) Celeb Drug Scandal of the Day d) J-Snap! Family Murder or Train Platform Pushing of the Day e) (Soon to be given a suspended sentence) Politician/company Bid-rigging f) Today's Japanese gropers/kiddie-porn users g) Homeless want ads.

Etc. etc.

Anyway, the bumbling of police officers and their crimes should definitely top the list.

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Classic

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Must have been a realy cool watch.

150,000 yen A Roladex from China mabey?

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At least he did not stalk women, did not steal there underwear and did not videofilm them. This guy is a loser but he is a level up compared to the criminals who stalk and harass women. At least he is not a pervert like the sex abusers and the idiots who stalk women.

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here is yet another stupid J cop! hmmm

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This is why I don't trust the Japanese police. One reason is they are criminals too. Second they are stupid criminals. Why sell another cops watch under your own name? Especially when you are suppose to know how investigations work.

These mandatory dormitories for single cops are breeding grounds for sexually frustrated, stupid boys with too much free time. No wonder they are paying underage girls on cellphone sites, stealing and abusing prisoners.

Ditto, Amen, Ditto

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Policeman arrested for stealing another cop’s watch in Tokyo (in the news) ... while at the same time each minute 20 child dies by starving (nobody cares) ... Mankind is a sick species!

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Monoflow - Could you tell us how you are helping these kids? Maybe your current actions may spawn the interest of readers.

@Everyone (including me): No point complaining if you don't do something to improve the situation yourself.

tamesu: Yeah - It's amazing how the action of one police man causes the distrust in all police. For this same reason I do not trust US Military in Japan. They are all rapists and thieves and murderers of Innocent civilians. Americans all carry guns and are themselves untrustworthy - look at the actors and actresses - they all cheat on their significant others.... Yes, I sound like an idiot don't I...so you do Tamesu. Corruption and bad apples exist...even in your home country.

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"biglittleman at 11:57 AM JST - 21st August

This is why I don't trust the Japanese police. One reason is they are criminals too. Second they are stupid criminals. Why sell another cops watch under your own name? Especially when you are suppose to know how investigations work.

These mandatory dormitories for single cops are breeding grounds for sexually frustrated, stupid boys with too much free time. No wonder they are paying underage girls on cellphone sites, stealing and abusing prisoners."

I agreed with his point....

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tamesu: sad to see that in your home country police act this way...Not all police are such, in Japan. Your home country must really suck....

Bad apples exist in Japan. Homes are expensive in Tokyo - good to see that the Government is trying to support the many single men who cannot afford to purchase their own home (yeah yeah, they are under paid...at least Japan doesn't use IOUs as California does - So much for "mighty america").

Japan cops are corrupt, but no more so than NY cops and Border Patrol/ custom agents next to Mexico...Narcos pay them off to let their good pass...

Again: No point complaining if you don't do something to improve the situation.....

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