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Two men steal quake donation money from Fukuoka 'gyudon' restaurant

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Two men stole an earthquake relief collection box from a "gyudon" restaurant in Fukuoka on Sunday night, police said Monday. According to police, at around 8:05 p.m., one man entered the diner, while his accomplice waited outside on a motorbike. The first man grabbed the donation box, containing around 10,000 yen, which was placed next to the cash register.

A member of the kitchen staff chased the men for 200 meters before eventually losing sight of them.

According to police, the man who entered the store was around 170 cm in height, of slim build and wearing a parka and a cap. He appeared to be of junior high school or high school age.

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how low is that? unbelievable.

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Shame on them both. What goes around, comes around as I always say. One day they may be in need of a helping hand with no one to offer them assistance. May they have a change of heart and return the money to so many who are desperately in need of food, water, clothing and shelter.

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Now this is totally unbelievable. How can someone steal money that is being collected for people who are suffering!! This guys should be locked away for a very long time. Shame on him.

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May a tsunami laced with radioactive particles wash over their carcasses after the earth opens up and swallows them.

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It also happened in Kashii part of Fukuoka at Jusco Aeon mall. And it probably happened many other places. Shame on them and release any security video of these low lifes to catch them.

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A member of the kitchen staff chased the men for 200 meters before eventually losing sight of them.

200 meters chasing a motor bike? Although he didn't catch them, what a hero! My hats off to the kitchen worker!

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stealing from a cause and stealing only 10000 yen worth of money is just super super bad.

Punish very very hard please.

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men? you mean punk boys...

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what disgusting kids i hope they get caught! and punished hard!

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They deserve to rot in hell!!

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Eaaaasy people. They are dumb kids. They dont deserve anything but a talk. The ones saying they should rot in hell or or in my opinions are the evil ones. U havebt the slightest clue why one would steal but logically, its because someone does not have enough. Instead of jumping on their throats i would give them double what they took to help them out and to talk. People stop being so evil and negative.

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Guys, these things happen after such disasters. Another thing to watch out for is where you make your donations. Make sure that you send money to eligible places.

I also heard that some firms are getting fake phone calls regarding the personal information of their personnel. e.g. We would like to reach <enter name here>. Could you please provide us the contact information? Be on the lookout for these as well.

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They will get their cumuppance when the next big earthquake strikes they may find that they will be the first to be unlucky!

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Instead of jumping on their throats i would give them double what they took to help them out and to talk. People stop being so evil and negative.

Really? Fab! Let us know when you are in charge so we can all go out, rip off collection tins and double our money!

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lovejapan21, dumb kids also need life lessons. People venting at them at public forums is the least they deserve. Sometimes public pressure (even if over-inflated) is a good thing.

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You think they stole because they didn't have enough?! If they were kids living on the street with no food and no warm clothes I could forgive them. But they were described as being dressed warmly and they rode away on a motorcycle. Sell the bike if you can't eat.

Not having "enough" for a new piece of jewelry or a video game. That's not enough of a reason to steal from anyone, much less people who are suffering.

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Typical crap from high school thugs.

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Maybe they didn't trust yoshinoya and wanted to make sure the donations went to the right place.

HermioneGranger - not much point selling the cow that gives you milk...

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students of kancho

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Oh that is disgusting! It's time to bolt down them donation boxes. These guys will go through extremes to STEAL! I wouldn't be surprised if they stole candy from a baby. Catch them and punish them hard!

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Nominate them into the Japan Crisis 2011 Hall of Shame. You can also give recognition to any unsong heroes during this crisis!

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Ok, i was exagerating to make a point at how most of you guys sound with a pitch in one hand and who knows what worse in the other. So they stole some coin. But to go as far as throwing them in a fire from hell and who knows what disturbing punishment methods u harsh posters were recommending is just absurd and sinking lower than the young teenage not knowing any better kids. If i had a dollar for every naughty thing, like stealing, i had done when i was younger id b rich. However, i turned out to b nicer, more generous, more understanding, caring, forgiving than most who hadnt done the shiat i did. As another poster mentioned, its bound to happen, people should be careful of the other scams that will b going on. One love hommies.

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Look, there's really nothing that these sorts of people are ever going to offer society in the long run. By doing something like this, it shows their parasitic nature.

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i will throw the first stone...

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:)

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They will get what's coming to them.

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loveinjapan21: " If i had a dollar for every naughty thing, like stealing, i had done when i was younger id b rich."

Did you steal donation boxes for which the money was going to tens of thousands suffering Japan's worst disaster ever (since WWII)?

At the very least, setting aside feelings of this disaster aside, they broke the law, did they not? They should, if caught, therefore be charged for theft. What some of the people who claim these kids need compassion don't understand is that a lot of kids in Japan these days (and likely world-wide) just don't care one iota. You sit them down, talk to them, and even give them MORE money (as one poster suggested), and they'll be laughing the minute they walk out the door, ready to do it again. SOME might be talked into feeling bad, but in today's society it just doesn't work.

I saw it again and again in the nearby junior highschool; a bully beat the crap out of some little kid, and the bully AND the kid beaten up were made to sit down and listen to a teacher talk about it. Then the poor kid who got beaten up had to apologize to the bully and vice-versa, after which they left the room. Next day he beat up another kid, and no word of a lie the next day another. He knew there was nothing the teachers would or could do, and there were really no consequences for his actions save a speech he might have to sit through and nod a bit.

No, sorry... if these kids are caught they should be charged to the full extent of the law (for stealing). They can 'turn over a new leaf' after reform school, where they are hopefully put.

My only question is did the guy chasing them not get a license plate number?

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Send the to Sendai or even better next to the nuke plant, and really let them see what they actually stole from.

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I agree with mrjack: send them to do some of the clean-up work. Let's hope they are caught and taught a life lesson.

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greedy people!they dont even think that those money was for the earthquake and tsunami victims who lost everything and dont know how and where to start to rebuild their lifes back....

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lovejapan21...you are waaaayyy off the mark on how to handle those idiots. No, they do not deserve double the money they stole. They can't really be in need of much if they can get away on a motorcycle. Of course, that being said, perhaps they stole the motorcycle too, because they "needed" it for their heist. Seriously though, you are right that folks saying these kids should rot in hell, are going a little far. But saying that all they deserve is a good talking to, makes me sincerely hope that you are not a parent.

What they deserve is to be caught and as punishment and a very good life lesson, is to be sent to the affected area to do clean up work and to help out in evacuation centres.

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加拿大人: "I agree with mrjack: send them to do some of the clean-up work. Let's hope they are caught and taught a life lesson."

bicultural made this wise suggestion the other day, and I wholeheartedly agree it might teach them a thing or two. Problem is they would screw things up over there for the professionals and probably get people into trouble (danger-wise).

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Oh my God. What is happening to the new generation of Japan especially the high school students. Future trouble maker of Japan. I`m afraid someday the good image of Japan will change 10 years from now.

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yeah its Bad & a shame that they stole Money that was suppose to go to the Earthquake donation. anyone who steals money is lame BUT to steal money for a donation is really bad

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Horse-Whip Em on National T.V.- An example Has to be made!

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That's such a travesty. I don't understand people who do these sort of things, taking advantage in a time of tragedy. Depressing.

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Instead of jumping on their throats i would give them double what they took to help them out and to talk. People stop being so evil and negative.

Jesus Christ! While you're at it why don't you hit them with a bunch of daffodils for being "cheeky little monkeys" too?

Borstal should be introduced and they should be sent there for a few years.

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For those that think harsh punishment is the only answer ur way mistaken. From my experience and friends and tv shows like opra :) kids who get punished by beatings from a belt etc does not achieve anything. Actually it fuels the hate and erases the wrongdoing. And so the cycle continues. Ive worked at at a school just for the truobled kids. They pick up chairs and throw them, kick tjings, scream and so on. This school is a dormotory live in style from first grade elementary to 3rd grade junior high. They have daily one on one therapy and let me tell u, by the time they graduate its unreal how much theve changed. No jails like N.A. or other parts of tje world for youth who become worse off than they first went in as we all know and again i know from seeing it first hand. Talk to me only if uve experienced abuse urself for doing sonething wrong or dealt first hand using YOUR methods of punishment and tell me your success stories.

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And yes mr dog, that would b a great idea. Ive been using reverse phsycology/unorthodox methods for most of my life. People should try it some time. When one expects a punishment but receives the conplete opposite, it does wonders. Again, i speak out of experience and thus quite confident in my comments. I just hope the so called experts posting do speak out of experience of living it or first hand involvement and not just what u read or see. As we all know the saying, believe nothing you hear and half of what u see.

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Horse-Whip Em on National T.V.- An example Has to be made!

Awesome! and then brand them with a hot iron rod that says MORON in every language!

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Talk to me only if uve experienced abuse urself for doing sonething wrong or dealt first hand using YOUR methods of punishment and tell me your success stories.

Do u tlk 2 em in txtspk 2?

My methods are how I was brought up. If I did something stupid like that I'd have had my arse kicked all over the place. They are criminals and should be treated as such.

They steal money so you talk to them and give them double?! You think that giving them rewards is going to stop them stealing??

WOW. I wish you had been my dad.

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lovejapan21... I agree that extreme, violent punishments that others on here are ranting about are inappropriate. I also agree that kindness is a good way to deal with difficult kids, but I definitely don't agree that doling out lucrative reward for deviant behaviour is the most brilliant thing to do.

I don't think that helping others in a time of dire need is a harsh punishment. I think it is highly appropriate so they can understand the magnitude of why those people need every yen that can be gathered. And to open their eyes to the fact that their actions are not isolated; we are all connected and what they did hurts others. Really...catch them and send them to do volunteer work for a while up north so they can taste a bit of humble pie. As well as build a sense of respect for others. Just sayin...

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