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Policeman arrested for stealing Y50,000 from elderly woman's home

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Saitama prefectural police have arrested a 30-year-old police officer on suspicion of stealing 50,000 yen from the home of a 78-year-old woman whose home he was at in response to an emergency call.

The officer, identified as Takuma Ishikawa, is assigned to the Higashimatsuyama Police Station's community affairs division, Fuji TV reported.

According to prefectural police authorities, on Oct 3 at around 4 p.m., the woman phoned police from her home in Yoshimi, saying she was unable to remove the key from her front door. Ishikawa went to her home to help her. After the key problem was resolved, upon the woman’s request, Ishikawa checked the inside of the home to make sure everything was OK, went outside and came back in. The woman realized that an envelope containing cash was missing from a small storage compartment in the kitchen and questioned the officer about it. When he denied any knowledge of it, she insisted he call his boss, which he did.

The missing envelope was discovered under the seat of on Ishikawa's motorcycle by his superior officer. Police said Ishikawa has admitted to taking the money.

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What a b'stard! Never let a copper into your house, clearly.

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Not a good look!

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Japan's finest!

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at least he did not kill her!! Granny had to be more careful! What a strange idea to ask the robber to call the boss. And still funny Japan-he did it....

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Police are just regular people with a different job. 15 years ago, a military police woman stole my then wife's wallet. We couldn't prove it, but I got a call not long afterward saying they found my then wife's military ID card at the bottom of the elevator shaft in our building.

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Go man en doesn't seem like a lot of money to risk a career and criminal prosecution over. How well are Japanese cops paid? Anyone knows?

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And from a 78 year old woman nonetheless. What a spineless piece of worthless unrecycled garbage.

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Now suspected burglars can use this fool as an example when they are caught stealing. Hey, if the police can do it, why can't I?

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It would have been cheaper to phone a locksmithinjapan

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Truly this is the funny part...

When he denied any knowledge of it, she insisted he call his boss, which he did.

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To the credit of J-police, we haven't heard about a keystone caper for a little while now. It's just a shame that it was inevitable the next story of J-cop incompetence rolled around before not too long. Still need the J-cop/Crime double section!

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Swine! I hope that bent copper gets what's coming to him.

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Filth !

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On the bright side, at least he didn't steal her underwear or grope her.

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Stealing cash from an elderly person....how low can you get?

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" he denied any knowledge of it"

"Ishikawa has admitted to taking the money."

Corrupted keystone again.

No wonder it takes 4 times to call for thorough assistance

Infamous Saitama

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Speechless. If I ever need to call the cops I think I'll call the local Yakuza instead - at least they'll tell me if they're gonna take my money.

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What ! 76 years old and still trapping those flies .

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500usd? really?

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Um. An inappropriate behavior by police officers. I wish they could lock him up and throw away the key.

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Good to see him keeping up the usual standard.

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There is nothing worse than a bent copper. Stealing from a vulnerable older person too. He is scum.

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500usd? really?

No, 50,000 Japanese yen.

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I wonder what his penalty will be. Remember the homeless guy that was sentenced to a year in prison for stealing ten yen from a shrine? This is a police officer employed to protect people from just this kind of act. What's the bet he gets a 3 month pay cut of 10%?

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Saitama police showing their class again. I really feel it's not a good week unless Saitama police are involved in some scandal. Perhaps JR East could "re-educate" some of them like from the train over-run article today?

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Not only does JCop not uphold the law, they break the law (up-skirt pics and all!).

I wonder how 2020 will play out?

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Can't trust the cops no matter where you are in this world.

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When there's no crime to investigate I guess you gotta 'make' the crime.

Tsk! Tsk! What a waste, these so called police have nothing to do.

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