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Saitama cop arrested after robbing woman's apartment

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Police said Saturday said that a 34-year-old police officer has been arrested for robbing the apartment of a woman in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture.

According to police, the officer, identified as Kosuke Furuya, broke into the 33-year-old woman's second-floor apartment at around 10:45 p.m. on Friday, the Saitama Shimbun reported.

Police said the woman, who wasn't home at the time, was an acquaintance of the officer.

Furuya left the woman's apartment by jumping from the balcony. A man who lived below heard Furuya land outside his apartment. He called 110, then gave chase and subdued Furuya who had fallen over. When he was arrested, Furuya had the woman's bank passbook on him.

Furuya was off duty on Friday, police said.

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J police at their finest. I predict a light sentence if any. Props to the man who gave chase.

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SAD BAD POLICE..

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When he was arrested, Furuya had the woman’s bank passbook on him.

I was going to say "more Saitama crime" --> but this one is serious and premeditated by a public official no less.

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There are good policemen and bad policemen no matter where you live. Unfortunately there are pinheads everywhere who are going to equate the wrong doing of one person with all policemen. The overwhelming majority of the policemen are honest people doing a job that makes it possible for our society to exist. Just imagine if there was no police protection for one week.

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He called 110, then gave chase and subdued Furuya who had fallen over.

This is the part that I'm more concerned about. A police officer subdued? So evident that the quality of Japanese police officers are further down the drain.

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I agree with Gaijin Dilemma. Why the hell was a cop taken out? Are they not ment to be able to protect us? Pathetic.

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J-Cop's Love Story !!!

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"I had been drinking heavily all day and don't remember anything." Just another typical J-Cop!

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"J police at their finest."

No, actually just this one particular police officer. I don't think all Japanese police broke into this woman's apartment, just one.

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Well done for the good citizen and neighbor who acted swiftly and intelligently--calling 110 before giving chase--if a little riskily.

I, too, wondered how it was apparently so easy for a civilian to subdue a relatively young cop, but then it occurred to me that the thief cop may not have been in the best of shape after leaping from a second floor balcony. He was likely at least shaken up, if not somewhat injured. This not being the movies, and the cop not being a stuntman, I would expect at least some negative result after landing from that height (and, no, even that height isn't trivial).

In any case, it's good that he was caught, and despicable that he was a cop.

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At least he was a REGULAR thief, and not stealing her panties.

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Obviously a misunderstanding (coughs).

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Novenchama: "Unfortunately there are pinheads everywhere who are going to equate the wrong doing of one person with all policemen"

Especially when it's MANY police officers arrested for similar acts -- and those are just the ones caught! And another Saitama crime to boot! making it... how many so far in the new year? Going for a record already!

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Bad news for J cops.

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Well I'm constantly profiled by the police when targeted for ID checks because of my foreign appearance. And given the not insignificant amount of reports of cops behaving badly I think it's reasonable to call them into question as a whole.

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...and here we go. There are so many of these incidences, I have long said JT needs a separate column "deliquent cops". What I really want to know is: What is up with the recruiting process for Japanese police??

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Don't they pay police enough in Japan police are meant to uphold the law not create work for other policemen

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Gaijin dilemna you have to get real, there are many well teained martial artists and gym goers. Policemen are not elite fighters, they certainly can be subdued.

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This is the part that I'm more concerned about. A police officer subdued? So evident that the quality of Japanese police officers are further down the drain.

Why the hell was a cop taken out? Are they not ment to be able to protect us? Pathetic.

Some people seem to have the idea that being 'able to protect' means being invincible, mindlessly muscular and single-minded enough to repel all comers whatever the situation. The police are for the most part very well trained in martial arts and how to subdue a rowdy member of the public. Just as well this cop didn't do everything in his power to avoid being 'subdued' - adding injury to a member of the public to his crime of breaking-and-entering? Maybe he simply realised the game was up and refusing to be 'subdued' would do nothing but make things worse for him in the long run. Inflicting injury on a member of the public would have been more pathetic than just giving up. He did the wrong thing breaking into the apartment, and the right thing allowing himself to be subdued.

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I think that neighbor should join the police force and replace him. I think they will have an immediate vacancy available.

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Are there any background checks or psychological tests for J-police applications?

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Are there any background checks or psychological tests for J-police applications?

i guess you only need to be Japanese.

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Cops profile in America, while Japan profile cops!

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Are there any background checks or psychological tests for J-police applications?

Of course - a multiple choice test.

i guess you only need to be Japanese.

That's not completely true. You need to also have a propensity for reckless drinking, violence, hentai behaviour on public transport and theft of women's undergarments.

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Salary not enough ... yeah no one's Saint everyone has their own evil ....

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