robbery

Japanese dad turns smash-and-grab thief son in to police, shopkeeper’s polearm technique criticized

Two of three robbers now in police custody.

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Tokyo shop employee fights off three robbers with man catcher polearm in Ueno【Video】

Turns out man catchers also make good scooter beaters.

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Teenage thief sentenced to multiple years in prison for Tokyo watch shop smash-and-grab

Defendant’s excuse fails to keep him out of prison.

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Foreign restaurant worker uses extension cord to help catch thief on street in Japan

Serving up justice.

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Shocking daylight smash-and-grab robbery occurs at shop in Tokyo’s fanciest neighborhood【Vid】

Knife-wielding criminals hold employees hostage during robbery.

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Japanese convenience store clerk outsmarts robber with just two words

Hammer-wielding robber wasn’t expecting the answer he got to his question.

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Osaka man arrested after paying phone bill in the middle of crime spree

Crime doesn’t pay.

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Gifu pond where 3,000 fish were murdered gets back on its feet thanks to donations, volunteers

Touching outpouring of support comes from across the country as owner calls for burglars to apologize, but not to him.

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“My employees were killed.” Japanese pond owner breaks into tears after 3,000 fish die in robbery

Monetary damages “don’t matter at all” compared to the loss of life, owner says in heartbreaking video.

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Sapporo man attempts to rob store with lighter, goes as you’d expect

A story on the lighter side of crime.

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Couple rob real estate agent during open house, escape with US$1.84

My sofa cushions steal more than that in an average week.

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Japanese high school students arrested for robbing pachinko parlour at knife-point

Surely there’s a better way to start 2021 than this.

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Mugger sticks gun in Japanese teenager’s back, she tells him to get a job

Woman would rather thief take life advice than other people’s money.

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Japanese adult video actress gets home-invasion robbed by teenagers in Tokyo

Police deliver swift justice.

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Japan’s ninja museum has been robbed by thieves in the middle of the night

Iga ninja become victims of stealthy, speedy infiltration.

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Home invasion robber makes Japanese granny feed him, gives her 10 masks in return

Super-hospitable senior citizen even gives him a second helping.

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Japanese YouTuber goes to Argentinian slum to make “impactful video”, gets robbed instead

Quickly learns that not everywhere in the world is as safe as Japan.

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Lupin III fan arrested for robbing Tokyo convenience store with Walther P38

All of the weaponry, none of the class.

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Thief steals brake handles, control panel, and more from train in Shizuoka

Has your train ever been stopped because there was literally no brakes in it?

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Man arrested for attempting to rob Tokyo police with fruit knife

The “arrested” part probably goes without saying though.

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