BEWARE OF THEFTS BY FOREIGN GROUPS TARGETING PEOPLE RETURNING HOME FROM BANKS AND POST OFFICES!
– Overview of the incident –
When the victim was walking back to his/her office after withdrawing cash from a bank teller, he/she was called out to by a group of three foreigners, who stopped him/her with a “You’ve got something stuck to the back of your coat.” When the victim stopped on the spot to check his/her back, that foreigner group snatched his/her bag that he/she had placed at his/her feet.
About the perps…
They are aiming for people who have withdrawn large amounts of cash from a financial institution.
They are shooting for times when the victim is distracted, using means such as “dropping small change all around”, “staining clothes with paint”, “saying you’ve got a puncture [to your bike tyre]“
Report these incidents to the police by dialing 110…
When you see someone in a store with no clear business who is hanging around there for a long time.
When you see a suspicious-looking car stopped around a store area.
If you are carrying a large amount of cash…
There are incidents of theft involving foreign groups.
Beware of being targeted for theft when heading back from your financial institution.
et cetera. Please contact us. OSAKA PREFECTURAL POLICE
Should have called this post: Beware of Japanese police racially profiling foreigners, in particular, according to the artwork, humongous smiling black men dressed in “urban” clothing and making inquiries.
At least you need to be black and wear a hood in the states…RIP Trayvon…1 year since you were struck down by this kind of fear-mongering.
Geez, I don’t even have anything else to say…right now.
Thanks for sharing this, Debito! (for more on this issue, check out: www.debito.org )