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Two 14-year-old boys arrested for robbing jewelry store, assaulting owner

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Two 14-year-old boys have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a 62-year-old jewelry store owner after he came out of the store when they smashed his shop display window and grabbed a necklace in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, on Tuesday.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 5:50 p.m. TV Asahi reported that the shop owner was beaten about the head with a hammer by one of the boys who are both junior high school students. They fled with a necklace worth 300,000 yen but were taken into custody at around 10 p.m. after their movements were tracked by street surveillance cameras.

The store owner was taken to hospital to be treated for head injuries which doctors said were not life-threatening.

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They learn only very strange and bad things at schools nowadays, don’t they?

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I wonder if the correlation of the LDP raising taxes is partly the cause for the increase in robberies and burglaries.

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How a hammer blow to the head is not life-threatening is the most interesting detail. Lucky fellar. I hope he/she gets better soon.

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They both deserve ten years in prison for attempted murder. Sadly, they won't even get a criminal record.

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Two punks who have already set themselves on lives of failure - 100%. Throw the book at them and show no mercy. Brutalise and break them.

I hope the poor, innocent shopkeeper fully recovers.

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Unbelievable!!

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They fled with a necklace

Cute. Is that for their date together on Saturday?

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Teens here are treated with kid's gloves, so to speak. Bashing an old man on the head with a hammer should have heavy consequences for them regardless of their age.

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Ghastly boys! Didn’t their mothers teach them to respect others? Sometimes one of the villains takes control and eggs on another, or possible they are both rotten to the core

Something needs to be done to instill decency into these boys.

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Those kids need to stay off Youtube, there's a lot of "Smash and Grab" video's of young punks robbing jewelry stores in the US doing the exact same crime they attempted to do. One problem those idiots got caught the criminals in the US seem to get away and it takes months or years sometimes never before getting caught. 14 their lives are already off to a bad start

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their movements were tracked by street surveillance cameras

aka Docomo, AU and Softbank.

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@Elvis is here…

How a hammer blow to the head is not life-threatening is the most interesting detail.

Exactly what I was thinking. Poor journalism or lack of proper information given to journalists by the police or doctors perhaps.

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Back in the day our parents used to discipline us properly but nowadays most parents especially in Japan don’t seem to care!

The legal system in Japan will set them free without even send them to any juvenile detention centers. They’ll keep repeating these type of behavior and join yakuza in the years ahead.

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kaimycahlJan. 25 11:50 pm JST

Those kids need to stay off Youtube, there's a lot of "Smash and Grab" video's of young punks robbing jewelry stores in the US doing the exact same crime they attempted to do. One problem those idiots got caught the criminals in the US seem to get away and it takes months or years sometimes never before getting caught. 14 their lives are already off to a bad start

It never fails! Someone always has to somehow put the blame for Japanese doing bad things on something that happened in the U.S., as if crime, racism, bias and bad behavior never existed here until they were corrupted by foreign influence. What bs!

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The two boys are very young. They have their whole lives before them if they can be re-educated. But if no attempt is made to re-educate them, they will grow up to become hardened criminals and, if they commit murder the state will sentence them to life in prison which will cost Japan many many millions of yen.

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Their parents should be jailed

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