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Serial purse snatchers nabbed in Hachioji

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Two men were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing 50,000 yen in cash from a woman in Hachioji City on April 4, and police believe the pair may be repeat offenders who have stolen around 8 million yen in total.

Police say the 45-year-old woman was riding her bicycle in Hachioji when the two men sped past on a stolen motorbike and snatched her purse containing the cash. Authorities are currently investigating around 80 further offenses the men are suspected of having committed.

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No worries, there'll be two more purse snatchers to take their place. It never ends...

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most of the time, anonymous news are the most deadly ones. hachioji, and after a month, people will replace them, maybe some place.

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goes great with the JT question of the week....

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No worries, they will confess to this and all the other purse jacking this year.

Cops can now start their "Golden Week"!

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I have noted most of the photos of women in Japan & they all seem to carry the purse with a sensible shoulder strap, but makers should also include some cable inside the leather strap, but then I guess that will be simply ripped off.

I have talked a number of women into carrying a mens wallet in their clothing that will carry the money, debit cards, DL or such other important plastic cards. That men's wallet can be carried in any jacket or such while all the normal womens stuff will be in the purse.

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I have talked a number of women into carrying a mens wallet in their clothing that will carry the money, debit cards, DL or such other important plastic cards. That men's wallet can be carried in any jacket or such while all the normal womens stuff will be in the purse.

Doesn't help if men here end up putting their wallet in their back pockets, half dangling out. It screams 'steal me!'.

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Is this the Hachioji city in Saitama prefecture?

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Chalk one up for the cops and give this scum life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Authorities are currently investigating around 80 further offenses the men are suspected of having committed.

And they only just figured this out? How many men have had their pretty little purses snatched also? Cannot be just women, because guys carry their pretty little purses too.

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There's nothing sadder than snatching a purse off a western Tokyo resident.

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police believe the pair may be repeat offenders who have stolen around 8 million yen in total

Lucrative business

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Goddog, Hachioji is located in a place called TOKYO. Ever heard of it?

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This is why i dont carry purses with me despite the fact that im a girl.

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Eighty more offences to disclose.... Was the jp police sleeping until now.

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