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Woman assaulted, robbed outside Tokyo apartment

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A woman in her 20s was assaulted and had her shoulder bag stolen by a man after she returned home in Tokyo early Monday morning.

According to police, the incident occurred at around 2 a.m. at an apartment building in Katsushika Ward, Kyodo News reported. 

The woman told police that after she parked her bicycle, she was walking up the steps to her apartment when a man grabbed her from behind and started to choke her. He yanked her shoulder bag with her wallet containing about 10,000 yen and fled.

Police said the woman told them she briefly lost consciousness. She was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries to her neck and bruises to her face which she sustained when she fell down.

Police said they are examining street surveillance camera footage to try and identify the perpetrator.

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The woman told police that after she parked her bicycle, she was walking up the steps to her apartment when a man grabbed her from behind and started to choke her. He yanked her shoulder bag with her wallet containing about 10,000 yen and fled

With current price increase more and more people desperate to get money, safe Japan is only exist in the past.

-18 ( +3 / -21 )

I live in Katsushika ward, now that is scary.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Terrible news and quite a rarity in Japan.

And it's Katsushika Ku , not ward.

-15 ( +1 / -16 )

Keep saying that crime is rare in Japan is like sticking your head in the sand.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

I live in Katsushika ward, now that is scary.

Is it like Adachi Ward? I hope they catch the guy.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Don't men have wallets and women purses or as Americans say "pocketbooks"? Could have been so much worse and ended tragically.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Been living in Katsushika Ku for over 15 years never had any problem there. I guess this could happen anywhere to anyone. Have to be careful of your surroundings, Japan or not.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Don't men have wallets and women purses or as Americans say "pocketbooks"? Could have been so much worse and ended tragically.

Uh, women have wallets inside their purses. They don’t just have credit cards and cash bouncing around at the bottom of their bag.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Brit English would be "purses" in their bags. American English would be "pocketbooks" in their bags.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

occurred at around 2 a.m

she briefly lost consciousness. She was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries to her neck and bruises to her face which she sustained when she fell down

I see a lot of Ladies commuting at around 2 a.m-4am. Ladies must be vigilant walking around at those times period!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

There it is again: “Katsushika Ku…this could be Kita Senju area-West, or Kameari.

Im convinced they do this so you won’t know and give a bad image to your particular Hood.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Unfortunately, many animals are living among humans in human form.

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