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Letter of Apology to Robbery Victim by the Robber gets him Arrested

TOKYO (Reuters) - A letter of apology sent to a robbery victim spelled arrest for a Japanese man after police investigating the case identified him from the handwriting.

NHK television said the man had pushed his way into the house of a 78-year-old woman in the town of Misato, western Japan, and stole 15,000 yen ($125) after threatening her with a knife.

He later wrote the victim a letter saying he was sorry and returning the cash.

The handwriting "and other things" led police to the man, a 51-year-old construction worker who lives near the victim, NHK said. The man, who has confessed, is heavily in debt, it said.

NHK did not say how the handwriting was linked to the man.

A local police official declined to give details, saying an investigation was still under way.


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I've always said it doesn't pay to be honest.

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RE: Letter of Apology to Robbery Victim by the Robber gets him Arrested

Reminds me of two other stories, both of which are true.

A pick-up truck was backed through a glass doorway at a convenience store. Two men exited the vehicle and tied a chain around the ATM and attached it to the bumper of their truck. Fortunately, the ATM was well affixed to the premises with the result that the noise was tremendous and the bumper was actually torn free from from the truck. Frustrated and scared, the thieves took off. It was easy apprehending them since their bumper -- with the license plate still attached -- remained behind at the scene.

Two defendants were on trial for assault and were seated together at the defense table with their respective lawyers. The victim was on the stand and the PA reached the always-critical ID question: "And are the men who attacked you in the courtroom today?" Before the victim/witness could answer, one of the defendants rose and said, "We're right over here."

Ya gotta love dumb criminals.
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